Lower Your Oral Cancer Risk With An Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer has a variety of causes. Tobacco and alcohol use along with HPV (Human Papillomavirus) top the list.
Early Diagnosis Is Vital
An oral cancer screening is best for advanced detection. The screening is simple, fast, and easy.
Your screening can be completed during your routine dental examination and teeth cleaning appointment. Any suspicious tissue or noticeable lesions can be biopsied to determine its condition.
Symptoms That Require Attention
Keep in mind that oral cancer might not be painful. Noticeable symptoms or abnormalities in your mouth can include:
- Trouble or difficulty swallowing
- Sores in your mouth that do not heal
- Areas of white or red tissue in your mouth
- Lesions or growths in your mouth
We recommend that suspicious tissue is analyzed further. A follow-up appointment may be necessary to monitor any concerns.
Contact your El Dorado dentist, Dr. Siri Ziese, DDS, at Ziese Family Dentistry with your questions about oral cancer. Schedule your next examination and request an oral cancer screening during your appointment.