The benefit of coming into our office and receiving a full, comprehensive exam is that we will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red and/or white patches, and recurring sore areas of your mouth and gums.
Oral cancer screening is highly beneficial because we can detect cancer in its earliest stages, when it can still be treated.
Some of the habits that can cause oral cancer include smoking and heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more). These habits are estimated to be the trigger of 75% of the diagnosed oral cancers in this country.
We advise all our patients to schedule and attend regular dental appointments so that we can detect oral cancer in its earliest stages.