Oral cancer is a serious and deadly disease condition. It is directly linked
with risk factors like:
Viruses (such as HPV)
Tobacco and alcohol use
The most important factor in battling oral cancer is early diagnosis. Unfortunately, many people never learn that they have oral cancer until they find it for themselves – when it is far too advanced and deadly.
Knowing What to Look For
At Evergreen Dental Group in Kirkland, WA, we provide a thorough oral cancer screening on every patient, during every exam. During this process we examine the tissues for slight changes in appearance. Some examples include sores that haven’t healed in a timely manner, or raised white/red lesions that are found only on one side of the mouth. We may recommend a biopsy if precancerous tissues are noted.
Cancer Screenings Save Lives
You owe it to yourself and to your family to have an oral cancer screening at least once a year. Schedule your dental checkup and oral pathology exam at Evergreen Dental Group at your first convenience.