Catch Oral Cancer Early At Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry
Early Detection Is Crucial For Beating Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent forms of cancer today, but it doesn’t receive much attention compared to breast and lung cancer, and that’s a major part of the problem. Because few people realize that oral cancer is a risk, they often don’t get diagnosed until it’s past the early stages, which makes it much more dangerous. We at Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry want to stop oral cancer in its tracks by diagnosing it early, and that’s where oral cancer screenings come in.
What Is Oral Cancer Screening?
One of the best things about oral cancer screening is that it’s so quick and easy that we can do it during your regular cleaning appointments at Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry. The screening mainly consists of Dr. Heezen checking the tissues of your mouth for any irregularities, such as unusual textures or white or red spots. Everyone should be screened for oral cancer regularly, but it’s particularly important for those with risk factors such as smoking, tobacco use, previous history of oral cancer, alcohol use, and age.
Schedule Your Next Appointment At Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry Today
Oral cancer screenings have been shown to increase the survival rate to 80 percent and better, which is why it’s so important to have this simple test done. Call us at (507) 212-0002 or email us to schedule your dental exam, and Dr. Heezen will be able to screen you for oral cancer at the same time he is making sure you’re staying cavity-free!