The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

OralCancerScreenings

Did you know that oral cancer is one of the most lethal cancers out there, killing almost 60% of those who are diagnosed? However, if diagnosed early, oral cancer can also have one of the highest survival rates – reaching as high as 80%. This wide disparity only emphasizes the need for regular and thorough oral cancer screening in dental patients.

Oral cancer is impossible to self-diagnose and once it becomes visible to the patient, it may be too late to successfully treat. In fact, most oral cancer, over 60% is not detected until in its latest stages.

If you are at a high risk for oral cancer, we recommend not only visual screenings by your dentist but also more thorough luminescent light screenings on an annual basis. Common risk factors for oral cancer include a previous history of cancer, patients over the age of forty, excessive alcohol consumption, any level of tobacco use, exposure to the HPV virus.

Contact the Family Dental Group today to learn more about oral cancer screening or to set up an appointment.

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Dr. Gurfinkel and Terry are the BEST! Terry is so funny and immediately made me feel comfortable, which is rare because i hate going to the dentist. They both made my visit very fun, and super quick!
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I have been here a couple times and it is so clean and proffesional Patty is always so nice at the front desk. Tifany was very great and helpful made me feel at ease when it was time to get my wisdom […]
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