Kenilworth Dental Associates
658 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 210, Towson, MD 21204

Oral Cancer Screenings in Towson, MD

Of the many services that our dentists in Towson perform on a regular basis, there are few that are more important that oral cancer screenings. These consultations check for cancer in any of the parts that make up the mouth, including lips, roof and floor of the mouth, gums, tongue and the lining of the cheek. Oral, or mouth, cancer is one of several types of cancers that are grouped into a single category of head and neck cancers. For those who pursue regular screenings, this can dramatically increase the chances that the disease can be detected early and treated effectively, which in turn will dramatically increase a patient’s chance of recovery.

When patients visit the dentist’s office, an oral cancer screening is usually one of the many tasks performed during a routine cleaning, but there are more advanced tests for those who are subject to a variety of risk factors. Most dentists will examine the inside of the mouth to check for red or white patches, as well as sores and other abnormalities that could be the early symptoms of oral cancer. The screening itself is not the only way to determine whether or not an individual has a form of oral cancer, as the next step is to remove tissue or cells from the abnormal area and testing them for cancer with a biopsy.

In addition to a check with the naked eye, dentists have other special tests to examine a patient’s mouth for oral cancer. Some dentists may ask patients to rinse out their mouths with a blue dye before a consultation. Abnormal cells that may be present in the mouth couldattract the dye and could give a dentist a much better sense of an individual’s risk of developing cancer. Additionally, dentists can also make use of a special light that can differentiate between healthy and unhealthy tissues. After the patient rinses his or her mouth out with a special fluorescent stain, this light will be able to show the difference between normal, healthy tissue and material that could develop into cancer down the road.

Oral cancer screenings have become a fixture of regular dental consultations, and whether a patient chooses to have their mouth looked at by a professional or try out one of the many new techniques available, these screenings are a vital step in promoting long-term dental health and preventing major health problems.

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Patient Reviews
Great service for a lifetime! Been coming here for over 20 years and the staff is lovely, friendly and professional!
Joan C.
From the front desk, to Dr. Windsor, everyone is pleasant, professional, and the office is very accommodating. I’ve been to several dentists in the area, but Kenilworth Dental Associates are the […]
Steve A.
The staff was very kind. The hygenist took her time and knew what she was doing. The dentist was so friendly and really skillful. It’s obvious he loves his job. Great environment
Emanuel T.
Dr. Windsor is an excellent dentist. He has been my dentist for over 20 years! His staff is helpful and courteous.
Richard K.
I’ve been going here for 20 years. I like Dr. Windsor and his staff!
Ellen L.
Had an emergency evaluation from Dr. Windsor for a tooth which eventually required a root canal. He accepted me as a new patient and saw me promptly. My experience with Dr. Windsor and the […]
Michael M.
I just love this dental practice! I bring my kids here and have recommended friends with whom I work.
Lynn C.
I felt very comfortable with the staff here and I don’t like dentists at all. They were kind, welcoming and reassuring!
Ruth S.
I just recently moved from out of state and was dreading the new dentist search. I saw Dr. Windsors reviews and so I gave it a chance. Best choice I could’ve made. Everyone was extremely friendly […]
Hannah S.
Very helpful and great place for family dental!!! Always kind and friendly staff!!!
Ametria B.
Efficient and high quality care. Staff is great.
Marilyn P.
I like the people
Bernard H.
Friendly staff! I have the healthiest mouth I have ever had since I started coming here!
Jen G.
Great staff the kids love coming for visits!
Sherna' B.
the team is very nice.
Bernard H.
The team is amazing. Everyone is so nice and they have great hours. They use the newest technology and are so knowledgeable when you have a questions.
Anna W.
Great dentist! I got my very first filling ever today (at age 31!) and it was quick and painless. I definitely recommend this office.
Rachel M.
The trust in and competence of the dental hygienist who cleans my teeth. The professional yet warm atmosphere of everyone in the office and throughout the setting.
Loretta W.
You are always treated like family and everyone knows your name!
Paul G.
Always friendly & do good work
James C.
Office Hours
Mon. – 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue. – 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (410) 616-7981
Fax: (410) 832-2972
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  • Monday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:15 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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