ORAL CANCER SCREENING
POMPANO BEACH FL DENTIST
One of the most effective ways to cure oral cancer is to catch it early. Ideally, you will have a cancer screening before you exhibit any symptoms of oral cancer.
If you have lifestyle habits that increase your risk of oral cancer or you have a genetic history of oral cancer, your dentist at Restorative and Implant Dentistry will perform an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular dental visit.
While oral cancer screenings are not proven to actually increase the survival rate of patients with oral cancer, it can prompt early treatment. If you are concerned about oral cancer, ask your dentist for an oral cancer screening. At Restorative and Implant Dentistry, your oral health is our top priority.
Associated Risks of Oral Cancer
An oral cancer screening is not necessary for every patient, and in some patients, it may lead to unnecessary testing. Oral cancer screenings are also not flawless, and not all oral cancer can be detected through a screening alone. It is also important to note that an oral cancer screening is a precautionary procedure. Your dentist will not diagnose you with oral cancer during your oral cancer screening; you will be referred to a specialist for additional testing and diagnosis.
During your oral cancer screening, your Pompano Beach FL dentist will perform a visual examination of your mouth, nose, face, lips, and neck for any abnormalities such as swelling or discoloration. After the visual examination, your dentist will feel for any abnormalities of the tissue such as immobility or masses. If no cancer is suspected, you may return for annual oral cancer screenings.
Remember: an oral cancer screening is not a diagnosis. If you are concerned about oral cancer, our dentists are here to answer any of your questions about oral cancer screenings or how to reduce your risk of getting oral cancer. Our dentists are highly trained and experienced in performing oral cancer screenings.
Restorative and Implant Dentistry, a dental office in Pompano Beach offers you an expert dental staff with more than 100 years of combined experience. There is no dental situation we are not equipped to handle for you.
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