Why Having an Oral Cancer Screening Is ImportantJanuary 3, 2022 9:02 pm |
Our team thoroughly examines your mouth for any abnormalities during routine dental exams. Early detection is key! By scheduling oral cancer screenings and maintaining routine visits, situations like these are addressed and treated sooner!
Oral Cancer & Your Health
Oral cancer refers to cancers of the mouth, throat, and neck. Most oral cancer occurs in patients over the age of 55 and affects men twice as much as women. However, oral cancer can develop in anyone.
Habits such as smoking, tobacco use, or even prolonged exposure to the sun can increase the risk of development. Oral cancer has a higher chance of being resolved when diagnosed and treated promptly, allowing oral and overall health of the patient to be restored.
Symptoms of Oral Cancer
While visiting our office for an oral cancer screening is best, there are a few symptoms patients can check for daily. These symptoms of oral cancer include:
- Discolored Oral Patches
- Persistent Mouth Sores
- Difficulty Chewing or Speaking
You can learn more about these symptoms in our blog, 3 Early Warning Signs of Oral Cancer.
Oral Cancer Screenings
When you begin to experience the symptoms listed, schedule an oral cancer screening or dental exam as soon as possible. These screenings are highly important because they increase the chance of diagnosing and treating oral cancer early.
Preventive Care at Mauka Family Dental
At Mauka Family Dental, we offer multiple preventive dental services to help our patients’ oral health thrive. If you’re due for a routine visit or suspect an issue with your oral health, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. Our office is always here to help our patients get the care they need. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment!