Oral cancer is a scary and dangerous disease that can take over your smile and destroy your entire health. Many people suffer and die from this sickness, and our Crossroads Dental team does everything we can to prevent this occurrence as much as possible. The best way we can help prevent and identify this sickness is with oral cancer screenings, and we strongly recommend that you receive a screening as often as possible. There are many reasons why you should do so, including:
It is easy- Oral cancer screenings are simple and easy. The process involves your dentist checking for any signs of oral cancer during your regular teeth cleaning and exam. Your dentist will simply check the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, and sometimes the throat.
It can save your life- When oral cancer screenings are performed on a regular basis, the chances of catching the disease early increases, which can save your life. The earlier the disease is identified, the earlier it can be treated.
It is inexpensive- Oral cancer screenings are free when they are incorporated into your regular exam. The only time you would need to pay additional fees is when the disease is found in your oral cavity and you need further treatment.
If you are interested in an oral cancer screening or if you just need a teeth cleaning in general, we encourage you to call 757-541-2168 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Lanier. We are happy to help you prevent as well as identify oral cancer as much and as soon as possible. We look forward to your call!