Oral Cancer Screenings help us detect oral cancers at the earliest stage. Oral cancer is a disease that was caused by abnormal cell growth in the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. People over the age of 45 are most at risk. The good news is that oral cancer can be treated quite successfully if caught early enough.
One person dies every hour from oral cancer complications, but if you get a comprehensive oral screening examination with your routine dental check-up, many cases could be prevented. Dentists are focused on health promotion and prevention, making them ideal practitioners to work on new requirements for long-term care.
Glendora Oral Cancer Screenings
During your dental visit, your trusted Glendora dentist Dr. Desai can discuss with you your health history and examine areas for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. The screening will involve a visual inspection of your mouth and palpation of your jaw and neck.
Regular visits to your dentist can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early – the ideal a time when cancer can be treated more easily. Your dentist has the expert skill and training to detect early signs of the disease and can help you to understand your risks.