Oral cancer kills more Americans each year than skin and cervical cancers combined.
Thankfully, oral cancer screenings are designed to catch mouth cancer in its earliest stages to give you the best chance of survival.
Be sure to ask our Grandville dentists whether an oral cancer screening is necessary during your next appointment.
Our Grandville dentists will first visually inspect your mouth for suspicious lumps and lesions. They also use their fingers to check for small lumps along your gums and cheeks that might have been missed with visual inspection alone. For oral cancer not detectable by the human eye, we have the latest technology to catch oral cancer in its early stages.
Our oral cancer screening procedure helps our dentist visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth, and upper throat. A mouth cancer screening will also allow your dentist to more accurately assess your overall oral health.
Certain people may have an increased risk for oral cancer, such as people with a family history of cancer or people who use tobacco products. To ensure that your mouth is as healthy as possible, request an oral cancer exam during your next visit or contact us for more information.
Sarah Palmer DDS and Amy Harmon DDS are dedicated to helping patients maintain good oral health through preventative dental services, including routine oral cancer screenings. If you are interested in setting up a dental checkup with one of our Grandville family dentists, give us a call at (616) 534-0080.