Did you know that in 2019 alone, over 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers? Of those 50,000 about one fifth will not survive. At Absolute Dental we are dedicated to educating our community about the importance of oral cancer screenings in Gilbert and recommend receiving one at least twice a year along with your routine, preventive dental care. Not sure what the signs of oral cancer are? Common symptoms include:
Oral cancer screenings are a simple, quick and comfortable experience. Your dentist will first provide a visual examination, looking at the gums, tongue, cheeks, lips and overall oral health to check for any unusual spots or risk factors. A physical exam will also be provided, checking for any unusual lumps or bumps that might have formed. In the event your dentist suspects risk factors, you will be referred to an oral cancer specialist for further testing and treatment.
When it comes to surviving oral cancer, the earlier it is diagnosed and treated, the higher your chance for survival. At Absolute Dental we recommend oral cancer screenings every six months along with your routine, professional care. Many patients aren’t aware of the symptoms of oral cancer, making it essential to visit the dentist regularly.
When is the last time you visited your dentist in Gilbert for an oral cancer screening? Contact Absolute Dental today to schedule your appointment, we are always pleased to have new patients at our practice and would be happy to schedule your consultation.
We look forward to meeting you and providing the exceptional dental care you deserve.