Oral cancer is responsible for the death of approximately 8,000 men and women in America every year. Though there is no cure for this aggressive disease, early detection and treatment play vital roles in survival statistics. At Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry in Sapulpa, OK, Dr. Dalia Georgy and Dr. Parnam Mohanna offer a variety of general dentistry treatments and procedures aimed at keeping your mouth healthy; oral cancer screening is one of them.
The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening
Because the first signs and symptoms associated with oral cancer may be undetectable without specialized screening equipment, it is incredibly important and vital to your overall health that you visit our family-friendly practice twice per year for routine general dentistry checkups. During these visits, we will take the time to assess all surfaces within the oral cavity and perform a thorough cleaning to ensure continued dental health. Though only oral cancer screening at our office can actually determine the presence of a cancerous lesion or cells, there are some things you can keep watch for at home between your visits to our office:
- Ulcers that bleed or do not go away
- White or reddish patches inside the mouth or on the lips
- Lumps or thicker areas on the gums, tongue, inner cheeks, or floor or roof of the mouth
- Pain or difficulty when speaking, swallowing, eating, or opening the mouth
- Any unexplained sensation, such as tingling, numbness, or pain
Because many of these symptoms may indicate an issue other than oral cancer, it is vital that you have any unusual symptom assessed by our doctors. We will always take the time to explain to you anything that we may find during your screening, as well as the next steps in your treatment process.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Has it been more than six months since your last visit to the dental office of Dr. Mohanna and Dr. Georgy for a checkup? If so, please contact our practice today to schedule your next appointment. At Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry in Sapulpa, OK, we happily welcome patients from throughout the surrounding areas of Mounds, Bixby, Glenpool, Keifer, Okmulgee, Tulsa, Jenks, and beyond. We can’t wait to show you what a difference our commitment to your oral health and overall wellness can make for you.