Have You Been Screened For Oral Cancer?
- April 11, 2018
April is oral cancer awareness month, so Fuller Dental is taking the time to educate our patients on the importance of routine screenings for complex dental problems. Oral cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer because it is often diagnosed in the most advanced stages. When oral cancer is found in the later stages, the number of treatments available to patients dwindles. Routine oral cancer screenings are essential for an early diagnosis. Our team of dentists at Fuller Dental have undergone years of extensive training to identify and treat a wide range of dental concerns. We recommend that patients visit our Burlington, NC dental office every six months for a preventive care visit. During your preventive care visit, one of our experienced dentists can perform a comprehensive exam and a routine screening for complex dental problems, such as gum disease and oral cancer.
Get Screened For Oral Cancer in Burlington, NC
Oral cancer can develop anywhere in your oral cavity: lips, cheeks, gums, teeth, tongue, and mouth. Oral cancer can also develop in the throat and tonsils. It is imperative that patients schedule routine visits for oral cancer screenings. An early diagnosis may be the factor patients need to save their life! Early detection of oral cancer may result in more treatment options that may save your life or someone you love.
Oral cancer screenings take a few minutes out of your preventive care visit. Patients don’t even realize they are getting screened for oral cancer during their visit. An oral cancer screening is a quick, easy, and effective process that offers a lifetime of benefits.
It is important to note that all patients can benefit from routine oral cancer screenings. Some patients with oral cancer experience little to no symptoms, whereas other patients may experience multiple symptoms. Either way, patients should visit their dentist every six months for routine screenings.
If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our Burlington dental office.
- Sore or lesion in the oral cavity
- Red or white spots in the oral cavity
- Pain or discomfort in the oral cavity
- Difficulty chewing, speaking or swallowing
- Lumps in the oral cavity or throat
Schedule An Oral Cancer Screening
If you need to schedule an oral cancer screening, please visit Fuller Dental in Burlington, NC. For more information, please call 336-226-0855 or schedule an appointment online.