Oral Cancer Screening
Caring for your oral health with general dentistry is our top priority at Dental Care Acworth. This includes prevention of gum disease, treating dental problems and helping improve your overall oral health. Beyond your teeth and gums, we can also detect early signs of oral cancers that can jeopardize your health.
Oral cancer screening is the best defense against fighting mouth and throat cancers. The early signs of oral cancer are often visible in the tissues of the mouth. During routine exams, we can screen for oral cancer to catch these serious diseases early. When caught in the first stages, oral cancers are treatable and have a better prognosis for recovery.
Identify Mouth Cancer Early
Winning the battle against cancer begins with early identification. During an oral cancer screening, our dentist will examine your mouth for any signs of abnormal sores or lesions on the tissues within the mouth. While not all sores or lesions are cancerous, identifying these abnormalities is the first step to further testing to determine if there are malignant cells present. All cancers are more treatable in the early stages before they begin spreading to other areas of the body.
Screening for oral cancers is another reason to maintain routine checkups with your dentist. Not only can dental issues be detected early to reduce the possibility of tooth loss or expensive dental restorations, oral cancer screenings can be performed during your exam. Early detection of any oral health issue is the best way to catch serious issues in the beginning stages to improve your options for treatment, including mouth or oral cancers.
Oral cancer screening only takes a few minutes and can be performed during your regular annual checkup. Make sure to request oral cancer screening during your next exam at Dental Care Acworth. We care about your health and well-being. Schedule your next checkup by contacting us today.