ORAL CANCER SCREENING
Early detection is the key to successful treatment of oral cancers, so we are the first line of defense. Ask us about oral cancer screening at your next regular visit.
What is oral cancer?
Oral cancer is a common cancer which has a high mortality rate if it is not caught in the early stages. Early detection is key, so regular dental visits are very important. It affects all parts of the mouth, tongue and lips.
What are the signs of oral cancer?
The following are signs of oral cancer. Make an appointment immediately for a thorough examination if you suspect a problem:
How can Dr. Koutsioukis help?
Dr. Koutsioukis is the first line of defense because regular dental visits are an opportunity to thoroughly examine your mouth. Not only are regular dental visits part of the good oral hygiene that reduces the risk of oral cancers, but dentists are often the ones who detect oral cancers first. Ask us to discuss oral cancer screening with you at your next visit.
What can I do to reduce the risk of oral cancer?
Tobacco use is, by far, the biggest cause of oral cancers. All the following may help reduce your likelihood of oral cancers: