Oral Cancer is preventable, and if detected early, can be cured. Upwards of 80% of patients diagnosed early survive! Symptoms of oral cancer can include a sore on your gums, lips, tongue or cheek, white scaly patches, swelling, numbness, bleeding or pain.
Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of any dental examination. During each dental examination or dental hygiene visit one of the Palmyra Family, Cosmetic Dentistry & Braces Dentists or hygienists examines the tissues of your mouth. If any suspicious areas are noted, a biopsy may be recommended.
Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in your mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit Dr. Haremza, Dr. Harrison or Dr. Levy. Minimize your risk of oral cancer by avoiding exposure to sunlight, tobacco, and excessive alcohol intake.
Please feel free to speak to any one of our Palmyra Family, Cosmetic Dentistry & Braces team members on how important oral cancer screenings are to you and your overall health. It takes 5 minutes to receive a comprehensive oral cancer exam that could save your life!
ORAL CANCER SCREENING