Catch Oral Cancer Early At Stevenson Family Dentistry
Oral cancer screenings are an essential part of your dental. With advances in modern technology, we are now able to detect tissue changes earlier. Earlier detection of a potential problem means earlier treatment, which leads to a better outcome.
Advanced oral cancer screening is often completed with a special light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can’t always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions.
Half of all patients diagnosed with oral cancer for the first time do not have any known risk factors for cancer. However, certain lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you smoke or drink alcohol, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.