Preventive Dentistry Oral Cancer Screenings

Why Oral Cancer Screenings Are ImportantOver 30,000 new cases of oral cancer will be detected in the US alone each year. Oral cancer is on the rise and is more easily treatable if caught early.  Cancer screenings help us detect changes in the oral tissues at early stages when they can be more successfully treated. If cancer is not detected early, tumors may invade into local tissues and spread to other areas of the body greatly reducing the treatment prognosis. We complete cancer screenings with each comprehensive and initial exam.