Oral Cancer Screenings
Preventative Dental Care, Including Oral Cancer Screenings
Screenings For Oral Cancer In Lewiston, ME | Dental Health Checkups And Preventative Care
Mouth and tooth care performed by your Aspire Family Dentistry dental professionals can identify signs of oral cancer before they have time to spread. This allows timely treatment and lessens the impact of oral cancer on overall health.
Oral cancer usually shows up as small, red or white sores inside the mouth. They may be located on the cheek lining, gum tissue, lives, and the soft/hard palate. Oral cancer screenings will show evidence (or not) of precancerous and cancerous areas. It’s a serious disease, one that can have long-term health ramifications and even be fatal if not treated.
Detecting Oral Cancer Early
The earlier cancer in the mouth is discovered, the stronger course of remedies may be enacted. Aspire Family Dentistry is here in Waterville to do our best to contribute to the area’s dental health, and this is a treatable disease that we take very seriously. You should, too.
We care about your lasting dental health and oral cancer screening is an important component of overall oral health. This disease can be treated: don’t wait around.
Screening for Oral Cancer: Why?
Screenings identify abnormal or precancerous lesions in the mouth. Early-stage, immature lesions may be diagnosed and extracted.
If at high risk of oral cancer through various factors, patients should receive oral cancer screenings at least every six months.
Those risk factors include:
- History of oral cancer in the family.
- A previous oral cancer diagnosis.
Tobacco use of whatever type.
- Alcohol abuse.
- High sun exposure.
Unfortunately, national statistics show an increase in mouth and throat cancer in recent years. Though oral cancer shouldn’t be a cause for unnecessary anxiety, let us make the call so you can live your best life.
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