Oral Cancer Screening in

Oral cancer screenings are provided to detect any areas of concern. Although most people have a relatively low likelihood of developing oral cancer, it is very important that the disease is caught in its earliest stages when it does occur. Catching oral cancer early on gives the patient the best chance of successful treatment.

Oral Cancer Screening in Tampa, FL

Cancer, in the simplest possible terms, refers to the uncontrollable growth of cells in the body. Some patients have a greater chance of developing oral cancer than others. This can be due to certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking, excessive drinking and certain diets. We provide an oral cancer screening for all patients, regardless of their chances of developing the condition. However, patients who are at the highest risk may be asked to make lifestyle changes to help reduce their risk.

During an oral cancer screening, the dentist will feel the soft oral tissues for any signs of cancerous growth. The areas that we check include the lips, tongue, face, gums and throat. We will carefully look out for any lumps or sores that could suggest the presence of cancer.

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Review from Rachel Manzanares
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Rachel Manzanares

My father was in town for my sister's wedding and had one of his front fillings come out two days before the wedding. Dr. Cesar Chilmaza was able to get him last minute and did an amazing job. My father said that he did a better job fixing it than the original filling! Not only did he do a great job, he and his staff we so friendly and knowledgeable and did everything in their power to help take care of him. Thanks to Dr. Cesar my sister's wedding photos won't be a disaster!
Review from Sheryl Hoffman
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Sheryl Hoffman

Cesar is amazingly kind and patient with my endless questions. I'm ridiculously terrified of the dentist and they somehow understand my fears while gently coaxing me to follow the treatment plan they recommend. They're also open evenings for those of us still working. Simply put, they're quite delightful!
Review from Blakley Ann
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Blakley Ann

I highly recommend Westchase Smiles Institute. Dr. C is an amazing dentist who cares about his patients. The staff is welcoming and treats you like family.
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