As you may already know, oral cancer can destroy your life. This is why Dr. Anthony Shaia and our dental team proudly offer oral cancer screenings at Shaia Dental Care. During your six-month checkup, your dentist will examine your mouth for signs of oral cancer. This is beneficial because with early detection, you can have an increased success rate and you can have more treatment options.
The screening is a simple and painless treatment that involves Dr. Anthony Shaia visually examining your entire mouth, including your throat. Your dentist will look for red and white sores on your tongue, cheeks, and gums or will look for any other signs of cancer. Next, he will feel your oral tissues for abnormalities like lumps or bumps. If any sign or symptom is detected, your dentist will tell you all about your next steps in properly diagnosing and treating the problem.
Everyone can benefit from an oral cancer screening. However, people who use tobacco products, heavily consume alcohol, have high and frequent sun exposure, or have a family history of oral cancer can be at a high risk of falling victim to oral cancer. These people should receive an oral cancer screening each time they come into our office for a checkup.
Would you like to know more about oral cancer screenings in Parma Heights, Ohio? If so, please call our office today at 440-884-9898. Our dental team will be more than happy to talk with you and tell you all the many benefits of an oral cancer screening. We look forward to helping you!