Did you know over 49,000 Americans will get oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year? Oral cancer accounts for roughly 2.9% of all cancer cases in America. Luckily cases that are found early can often be treated and cured. At Charm Dental in Spring and Richmond, TX, we are happy to offer oral cancer screenings to our patients.
Some of the common oral cancer symptoms may include:
Many patients, however, do not notice these symptoms until the disease has progressed, which is why oral cancer screenings are so important. Screenings can help find cancer at an early stage when it is more easily treated.
At our Spring and Richmond dental office, our team is trained to provide a simple and quick screening that involves examining your entire oral cavity, not just teeth, to detect any signs of cancer or precancerous symptoms. Along with the visual examination of your mouth, we also feel the tissue in your mouth and throat to detect abnormalities. Based on our findings, you may be referred for further testing.
At Charm Dental, we pay detailed attention to any changes that occur in your oral cavity and check all signs and symptoms to make sure you get the optimal care and treatment you deserve.