Dental One Associates of Fairfax
9942 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031

Oral Cancer Screenings in Fairfax, VA

Of the many services that our dentists in Fairfax 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 feel my Cleaning by Masoon was very good and my Dental Check-up by Dr Miller was great. Both of them treated me very nice and made me feel welcome to be there.
Cheryl R.
Great dentist! Helpful and pleasant support staff.
Deidre D.
Good work, nice people, efficient.
Marilyn L.
Everyone was very friendly and helpful- Made me forget I was at the dentist
Sandra M.
Dr Miller is a great dentist. The team there is always nice.
Monette C.
Pleasant personnel; dentist easy to talk to.
Susan W.
I have been a patient of Dr. Miller for many years. He is a perfectionist in his field and he always insures that a procedure is done exactly right. I know it doesn’t come any better than that!
Sarah D.
Got good treatment by hygienist and Dr. Lin. I think she will become my primary dentist now that Dr. Miller is practically retiring. I’m happy and comfortable with making the transition and other […]
Stefan S.
Great people!
Nicholas S.
Quality service
Tom S.
Appointment on time. Nice dentist. Good x-ray technician.
Janell W.
Professional and caring
Nicholas S.
Dr Lin is thorough and very informative. Staff are helpful and sovle the problems.
James K.
The office staff is friendly, the dental assistant kind & gentle and the dentist knowledgable & nice. Yay!
Katha L.
Office staff very nice, and I had a good experience with my new hygienist Sammy. Dr. Miller was great as usual.
Fiona B.
Excellent service; appt. was on time; cleaning was thorough and professional.
Richard F.
Great service and care! . from front desk to the dr.s and the stuff. Thank you!
Beruk S.
caring and efficient
Janet B.
Very friendly staffs, old fashioned care, personal care.
Sun F.
Easy to get appointment. Good knowledge and service. Accepts insurance.
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Phone: (703) 664-1990
Fax: (703) 273-7187
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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