Oral cancer affects thousands of people across the United States each year. For many, simply keeping their routine dental check ups can help to prevent death from oral cancer. Many dentists now offer expert an oral cancer screening as a part of their general dentistry services. This screening helps to identify oral cancer in its earliest stages so that treatment can begin right away. Dr. Mitul Patel of Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Johns Creek is proud to offer this dental service to all of his patients because he cares about his patients not just as dental patients, but as people he cares about and wants the best for. The goal of Family & Cosmetic Dental Care is to help all of our patients maintain optimal oral health, for life.
An oral cancer screening is a very simple procedure that is done during a normal dental visit. The inside of the mouth is inspected for red or white patches or sores, and the tissues in the mouth (cheeks, tongue, gums, etc.) will be felt to check for lumps or other abnormalities. While this screening may seem like a simple service, it can have life saving effects. Oral cancer is a serious and highly aggressive form of cancer that is associated with high mortality rates. As with all types of cancer, treating oral cancer aggressively in its earliest stages gives people the best chance of a successful outcome. Dr. Patel is a board certified Doctor of Dental Surgery has extensive experience in screening for oral cancer.
If you smoke, use tobacco products, drink alcohol regularly, or have any suspicious spots come in your mouth it is imperative that you have a regular screening for oral cancer done at the dentist’s office. Family & Cosmetic Dental Care is currently accepting new patients in Johns Creek and the surrounding areas, and we would welcome the opportunity to provide complete dental care for your entire family.
Posted by Mitul Patel DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dental Care
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