Were you aware that over 450,000 cases of oral and oropharyngeal cancer will be diagnosed this year alone? In America, over 10,000 people will die due to these cancers this year. At Wilmington Dental Studio we recommend routine oral cancer screenings in Wilmington for all of our patients. The entire process only takes a few minutes and could be the difference between surviving cancer or not. When is the last time you visited your dentist for an oral cancer screening? If it has been over six months, we recommend visiting us for a routine appointment. Oral cancer screenings are often performed alongside routine oral examination and dental cleaning. Contact Wilmington Dental Studio today for your appointment, we would be thrilled to add you to our schedule.
If you had signs of oral cancer, would you recognize the signs? At Wilmington Dental Studio you would! During your oral cancer screening, your dentist will provide both a physical and visual examination. During the visual examination, your dentist will evaluate your gums, cheeks, tongue and overall oral health, looking for any risk factors or signs of oral cancer. The physical examination will include your dentist feeling around your lips, cheeks, jaw and even head to check for any growths or lumps that may be abnormal.
In the event your dentist believes you may have risk factors for oral cancer, you will immediately be referred to a specialist for further testing and potential treatment.
When it comes to any cancer, early diagnosis is essential to a good prognosis, oral cancer is no different. Unfortunately, many patients don’t hear about oral cancer, we try to discuss it with each patient at our practice. If you have questions about oral cancer or the screening process, feel free to contact Wilmington Dental Studio, we’d be happy to talk.
Think it may be time for an oral cancer screening in Wilmington? Contact Wilmington Dental Studio today, we would be happy to get you on our schedule for an appointment.