Our Las Vegas Dentist Explains Why Oral Cancer Screenings Are So Important

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As part of your regular exam and cleaning with our dental team, you will undergo an oral cancer screening. This simple, fast, and comfortable assessment is critically important; our dental team encourages all patients to priorities their semi-annual cleanings and oral cancer screenings.

Why does our Las Vegas dentist perform oral cancer screenings?

1. Oral cancers, in their earliest stages, can be difficult for the patient to detect by him or herself. Many oral cancers progress asymptomatically, or first emerge as seemingly innocuous, short-term oral infections or injuries.

The good news is that our dental team is trained to identify early signs of cancerous tissue. Plus, we have a much better vantage point than you do!

2. Additionally, oral cancers are most easily treated in their earliest stages. When we are able to catch cancerous tissues before they multiply and intensify, we can generally preserve more of your natural oral tissues during treatment.

3. Oral cancers are potentially devastating to your smile and your overall health. Oral cancer can lead to tooth loss, bone tissue loss, and these cancers can, over time, spread to other parts of the body. You want to stay proactive in seeking out identifying cancerous tissues, and your dentist is your best ally in this endeavor.

Our dental team is here to provide you with the preventative and restorative dental care that you need, year after year. If has been awhile since you have seen a dentist for a cleaning and oral cancer screening, please know that we are here to help—not judge!

Give our friendly dental team a call or contact us using the “Contact Us” page on our website. Our Las Vegas dentist is happy to answer your questions and walk you through the treatment process. We look forward to speaking with you!

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