At Family & Cosmetic Dental Care, we recommend an oral exam during all of our patients’ routine dental visits to screen for oral cancer. During this oral cancer screening, Dr. Mitul Patel (a board certified Doctor of Dental Surgery) will look over the inside of a patient’s mouth to check for red or white patches or mouth sores. He will also feel the tissues of the cheeks and gums to check for lumps or other abnormalities that could be signs of oral cancer.
It is important to note that not all abnormal sores of the mouth are cancerous. However, being aware of any abnormalities within the mouth is especially important for you and your dentist. Dr. Patel monitors his patient’s oral health very carefully and uses an oral cancer screning to help him do so. Any sign of something out of the ordinary will be evaluated more closely to determine if further testing or treatment is necessary. Dr. Patel utilizes the most advanced technology available to identify mouth and throat cancers in their earliest stages.
Keeping regular dental appointments is extremely beneficial in more ways than one. Yes, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned to prevent decay and gum disease. But more than that, keeping an on-going relationship with your dentist also ensures that your oral health is well taken care of. Routine check ups that also include a routine oral cancer screening that is essential to catching oral cancer at its beginning stage. By keeping dental appointments every six months, Dr. Mitul Patel at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care is able to keep up to date with any changes in his patients’ mouths. Your family dentist is more than just a “tooth cleaning service” – at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care, we put your oral health as our top priority.
Posted by Mitul Patel DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dental Care
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