Oral cancer is any form of cancer that affects the tissues of the oral cavity. While oral cancer is rare in children, it can affect anyone regardless of age. When detected early, oral cancer is treatable through chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. That’s why it’s essential to book regular oral screenings with Lexington Dental Group.
Everyone can benefit from oral cancer screening. Some people may be at particularly high risk for oral cancer and should consider frequent oral cancer screenings. Schedule a screening appointment with our dentist in Lexington, MA if any of the following statements apply to you:
During your oral cancer screening at Lexington Dental Group, our very friendly and experienced dentist will undertake a visual and physical examination to detect signs of oral cancer. Some of the symptoms our dentist will be looking for include:
Showing one or several of these signs doesn’t necessarily mean that you must have oral cancer, however, if multiple symptoms are present, it’s likely that our dentist will recommend a biopsy.
Patients who receive a definite oral cancer diagnosis receive treatment from an oncologist while our dentist continues to provide the required dental care during the treatment period.
If you’re in Lexington, MA and want to be sure about the state of your oral health, give Lexington Dental Group a call today and schedule your oral cancer screening.