Seeing your dentist regularly for an oral cancer screening is a necessary part of your oral health and hygiene, and at El Paso Periodontics & Implant Specialists in El Paso, TX we are happy to provide this service for you.
Cancer screenings are meant to help catch oral cancer in early stages before they can do damage or spread. Catching cancer early on means early treatment is more likely to eradicate it.
Why Should I Get An Oral Cancer Screening?
Receiving an oral cancer screening should help spot any signs of oral cancer or any potential lesions that could prove to be detrimental to your oral health. Finding lesions earlier is better when it comes to removal.
Oral cancer screening is not necessarily meant to save lives, it is meant to help improve treatment time and is a good idea for those who might have an increased risk of developing oral cancer.
There are a few other things you can do to help lower the risks of developing oral cancer. These factors include:
- Having a prior diagnosis of oral cancer
- Having had severe sun exposure
- Tobacco use, like smoking cigarettes, cigars, or chewing tobacco.
- Using alcohol heavily
What to Expect From an Oral Cancer Screening
At El Paso Periodontics & Implant Specialists we want you to know what to expect from an oral cancer screening. A periodontist checks inside of your mouth for sores or red or white patches. Some extra tests might be required along with the oral cancer screening to assist your dentist in finding potential problems. Schedule your oral cancer screening today with El Paso Periodontics & Implant Specialists and do what is best for your health. We’re happy to provide any other services you may need all at one easy appointment.