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Early Detection Saves Lives

Riverview’s Top Choice for Proactive Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings are a crucial part of your dental health regimen, designed to detect early signs of cancer in the mouth. A Dental Center’s screenings involve a thorough examination of your oral cavity, including checks for red patches, sores, leukoplakia, and any unusual lumps or thickening of the tissue. This early detection process is vital for initiating effective treatment promptly.

Early detection of oral cancer saves thousands of lives every year. Because of this, A Dental Center recommends them every three years for individuals over 20 and annually for those over 40. Incorporating these screenings into your dental care routine can significantly impact your overall health, offering peace of mind and life-saving early detection. If you notice any unusual bumps, thick patches, or long-lasting sores in your mouth, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment today.

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Fight Against Oral Cancer With Regular Screenings

Oral cancer can be silently progressing without noticeable symptoms, making regular screenings an integral part of preventive health care. During your visit, our skilled professionals use advanced techniques to conduct a comprehensive evaluation, ensuring no signs are overlooked. Beyond the screening, we provide valuable advice on maintaining oral health and reducing risk factors for oral cancer. Trust A Dental Center to support your well-being with attentive care and expert oral cancer screenings.

Frequently Asked Questions About Oral Cancer

The American Cancer Society recommends oral cancer screenings every three years for individuals over the age of 20 and annually for those over 40. However, those at higher risk for oral cancers may need more frequent screenings. If you notice unusual bumps, red patches, thick skin, or other abnormalities in your mouth, don’t hesitate to schedule an oral cancer screening.

Risk factors for oral cancer include tobacco use of any kind, heavy alcohol use, previous oral cancer diagnosis, and significant sun exposure, which increases the risk of lip cancer. Some strains of HPV are also linked to oral cancer. Let your dentist know if any of these risk factors apply to you or if you have a history of oral cancer in your family.

Oral cancer is treatable, especially when diagnosed early. Treatment options vary based on the cancer stage and location but can include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Early detection through regular screenings significantly improves the effectiveness of treatment and the chance of a favorable outcome. The key is early diagnosis and immediate treatment initiation. If you have any concerns, don’t wait—schedule an appointment with our team of experts at A Dental Center today.

Take the First Step Towards Prevention

Your health is priceless. Schedule your oral cancer screening today and embrace a proactive approach to your well-being.

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