At Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Jewell Lake, our dentist, Dr. Steven Rodriguez, does everything he can to help you have the top-notch oral health you deserve. Our dentist also does everything he can to help you have the top-notch overall health you deserve. One of the ways he does so is by offering an oral cancer screening. For your benefit, he provides an oral cancer screening during your dental checkups.
The main purpose of an oral cancer screening is to detect oral cancer at the early stages. If the cancer is identified early, there is a better chance of curing it. This is another reason why your dental checkups are very important. If you attend them regularly, which should be every six months, then there is a greater chance of catching the oral cancer at the early stages.
The screening will be provided during the exam portion of your visit. Your dentist will examine your lips, tongue, cheeks, gums, throat, and entire mouth for signs of oral cancer. If a sign is spotted, he will need to perform a biopsy. A biopsy is sampling the tissue and sending it to a medical lab for examination. The next steps will be discussed with you at that time.
To learn more about oral cancer screenings in Barton City, Michigan, please contact our dental team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Jewell Lake when you get the chance. All you need to do is dial 989-736-7000 and we will be happy to teach you a little more about this beneficial treatment.