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Exam and Diagnostic


The doctor will examine X-rays to identify any decay, tumors, cysts or bone loss. Your gums and bone around the teeth will be examined for any signs of periodontal disease. All existing restorations and removable appliances will also be checked.

 

In the United States, one person dies from oral cancer each hour of each day. In fact, more people die from oral cancers than either cervical or skin cancer. Oral cancer victims are getting younger. Many of these young adults don’t smoke, chew tobacco, drink, or have diabetes or HIV. Two-thirds of oral cancers are discovered in the late stages of the disease, prognosis is poor. When discovered late, the 5-year survival rate is a frightening 50%. It is imperative that oral cancer is detected early, before the disease advances. Conscientious dentists keep a keen eye for telltale signs like lumps and discoloration, and many are employing high tech devices to detect changes even before they are visible. But patients can have a role in early detection too, through the self-exam process:

 

Check your tongue, lips, cheek lining, and gums.Let us know about sores or ulcers that bleed easily or do not heal, white or red patches or lumps that don’t go away, and lingering soreness.Share with us any difficulty you have with chewing, swallowing, or speaking.

 

See www.oralcancerselfexam.com for a complete tutorial or call today for a comprehensive exam.





                         
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