Posted March 22, 2017.
Unfortunately, many people suffer from oral cancer in their lifetime. However, early detection can help with your treatment options and success rate. So, Dr. Steven Sachs and our dental team proudly offer oral cancer screenings during your six-month checkups.
Your oral cancer screening is a simple examination that involves Dr. Steven Sachs looking for signs of oral cancer on your cheeks, tongue, and gums and even in the throat. Your dentist will examine your oral cavity for red and white patches or abnormal sores. Next, he will feel your oral tissues for abnormalities like lumps or bumps. If any sign or symptom is detected, your dentist will tell you all about your next steps in properly diagnosing and treating the problem.
Everyone can benefit from oral cancer screening. However, if you use tobacco products, frequently consume alcohol, have a family history of oral cancer, and have high exposure to the sun, you would greatly benefit from an oral cancer screening, especially because these things can increase your risk of falling victim to the disease. However, you can still benefit from the screening if you don’t have any of these risk factors.
Call Sachs Family Dental today at 801-225-4701 and schedule an appointment if you have any questions about oral cancer in Orem, Utah, or if you think you might have certain symptoms of the disease. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to helping you have the best oral and overall health possible!