A Screening for Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Is Included in Every Dental Checkup

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An effective oral hygiene routine represents an important first step in maintaining a healthy mouth in the long term. Having a dental exam and cleaning performed by a dentist twice per years is also essential for maintaining good oral health.

Each of these outpatient appointments at Dr. Leo Eliezer’s dentist office is designed to remove bacterial deposits from your teeth, polish away dental stains and detect the early signs of a developing oral health problem.

If he identifies and existing or developing issue our dentist can help you understand your treatment or preventive options. The treatment plan he advocates can sometimes be applied during the dental checkup or may require a secondary appointment.

After examining your mouth for any signs of tooth decay or periodontal disease he will also administer a screening for any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. Please let the dentist know if you have a family history of oral cancers or other increased risk factors such as regular tobacco use or the frequent consumption of alcohol.

You should also note any abnormalities you’ve noticed in your mouth, which might include a lump in your throat, inflamed oral tissues, or a feeling like something is stuck in the back of your throat.

The oral cancer screening involves examining your tongue, throat, face, and neck for any swelling or abnormal discoloration. If an area of concern is found, you will likely be referred you to an oncologist or another local specialist for further diagnostics.

If you live in the Alpharetta, Georgia, area and you are concerned about some aspect of your oral health, you should call 678-813-1634 to schedule a dental checkup at Jones Bridge Dental Care.