Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Since last month was Oral Cancer Awareness month, we would like to emphasize our dedication to providing outstanding oral cancer detection services year-round. Checking our patients for signs of oral cancer is a part of every comprehensive dental exam and cleaning we perform here at South River Dentistry. Our dentists and dental hygienists know that even the slightest changes in the appearance of soft tissue can indicate the presence of potentially dangerous pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions. During each oral cancer screening, we methodically examine the color and texture of the soft tissues of the lips, gums, cheeks, hard palate, soft palate, tongue, throat, and tonsils for areas of concern. If abnormalities are detected, we will refer you to a trusted specialist who can perform further diagnostic testing.
Identifying oral cancers and pre-cancers early can help you obtain swift, effective treatment that can prevent cells from spreading and affecting your overall health. If it has been a while since you have come in for a dental checkup and cleaning, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment. Whether you are a current patient or have never been to our practice before, our helpful team members will provide you with all the assistance you need to get your oral health on track!
If you have more questions about oral cancer or the oral cancer screening techniques we use, we invite you to contact our office to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team.