The American Cancer Society predicts a little under 50,000 people will be diagnosed in the year 2017 with oral cancer or oropharyngeal cancer. Early detection can lead to a better prognosis; therefore, it is important to have a dentist perform an oral cancer screen at least once a year.
An oral cancer screen consists of palpating all tissues and evaluating for any abnormalities such as lumps, bumps, discoloration of the tissue or non-healing lesions. At Thornton Valley Dental, Dr. Cettie also uses the latest imaging technology to evaluate for oral cancer.
We provide free intraoral screenings during comprehensive and periodic exams so give us a call and be proactive about your overall health!