Oral Cancer Screening in
Overland Park, KS

In the United States alone, one adult dies every hour from oral cancers. When oral cancers are identified in the early stages, treatment can begin more quickly.

Oral Cancer Screening in Overland Park, KS

In the early stages of oral cancer, treatment has a higher rate of success and is less invasive. In more advanced stages, oral cancers are more likely to have spread to other areas and need complex treatment. Dr. Haake, Dr. Boydston, and Dr. Dahlquist recommend having an oral cancer screening at least once each year. Regular screenings can help ensure early detection of any potential cancers.

During your oral cancer screening, our team will check for any abnormalities. We will closely examine your mouth, throat, lips, gums, and tongue. Let us know about any potential symptoms you have experienced, including:

  • Pain or difficulty with speaking, swallowing, or moving your jaw or tongue.
  • A sensation that something is caught in the back of your throat.
  • Sore throat with no other sinus symptoms.
  • Lumps or swellings in or around your mouth.
  • Drastic weight loss.
  • White or red patches in your mouth.
  • Mouth sores that do not heal.
  • Unexplained ear pain.
  • Unexplained bleeding in your mouth.

If you have experienced any of these symptoms for more than a week without improvement, call us immediately for an appointment.

Anyone may develop oral cancer, but there are certain factors that can increase your risks. Some of the most common include:

  • Being male (men are more likely to develop oral cancer than women).
  • Use of tobacco in any form (6 times more likely).
  • Genetic predisposition for oral cancers.
  • Excessive or prolonged exposure to sun.
  • Unhealthy diet.
  • Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Having gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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in Overland Park

Lindy M.
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5 star review, Dental office in Overland Park

Lindy M.

I have been going to Dr. Haake for a really long time and have always had a really good experience. I always get really great dental hygienists and love that you can pick a Pandora station before they start. I will continue to refer and will be taking my little boys to see Dr. Haake once they are of age to go!
Natalie R.
Google 5 star review, Dental office in Overland Park
5 star review, Dental office in Overland Park

Natalie R.

New to the area and needed a new dentist! They are in-network for my insurance, made me feel so comfortable and the knowledge of the staff was great. See ya in 6 months. ;)
Michael V.
Google 5 star review, Dental office in Overland Park
5 star review, Dental office in Overland Park

Michael V.

Excellent experience from walking in the door to leaving. I had a 10:50 appointment and at 10:50 I was in the chair. The staff and dentist do their best to make your visit a positive experience. Both Dr. Haake and Dr. Boydston made my 2 visits there a great experience.
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Stephen Haake, DDS
Great Teeth. Great Smile. Great Life.

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