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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I’ve been visiting Dr. Windsor and his staff for 4 years! Everyone is always very pleasant, cordial, professional, and down to earth! This review should include 10 stars! I highly recommend […]
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Everyone was so caring and kind. I haven’t found a dentist like this in 20 years. I’m so glad we found them.
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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.
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Professional and caring approach! Thank you
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I went there when for most of the years I worked in Towson so it was convenient, but I started going there a long time ago and have always been happy with the service.
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On time, professional work and easy check out.
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Great service for a lifetime! Been coming here for over 20 years and the staff is lovely, friendly and professional!
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The Doctor made the whole process easier. He was kind and took very good care with me.
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the team is very nice.
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Good people that know their jobs.
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Pam was (and always is) wonderful! I always ask her to be quick and painless, and she is! Thank you!
Theresa Q.
Very comfortable and friendly. Doctor was knowledgeable about my many medical conditions. We did a filling on the spot with no novacaine with a new laser machine with no pain!
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Staff was friendly, warm and helpful.
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Excellent staff. This is the best dentist office I’ve been to, especially in the Baltimore area. I’ve never waited more than 2 minutes for my appointment, everyone is very friendly, and […]
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Dr. Windsor is an excellent dentist. He has been my dentist for over 20 years! His staff is helpful and courteous.
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The entire office staff is warm and welcoming. Dr. Windsor & his assistant Carrie work extremely well together to make sure patient’s are comfortable and satisfied. This is the first […]
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The staff was friendly and efficient. Dr. Windsor and his assistant made me feel very comfortable as it was my first visit.
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Tue. – 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:15 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Thursday 7:15 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
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