Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer isn’t discussed as much as periodontal disease and cavities in the dental office, but that doesn’t make it any less dangerous.
Studies show that on average, one American adult dies every hour from this disease, and half of people diagnosed won’t go on to live more than five years past that point.
Thankfully, there’s also a bright side – there is a high rate of successful treatment as long as oral cancer is caught early enough. That’s why Dr. Ruiz, Dr. Sam, and the rest of our team here in Oconomowoc, WI make detecting and identifying signs of oral cancer one of our top priorities during check-ups.
With the help of an oral cancer screening, we can keep patients safe and confident in the state of their smile.
Common Signs of Oral Cancer
- Consistently bleeding sores
- A sore that heals slowly or not at all
- Pain or numbness located in the mouth or lips
- Lumps, thickened skin, or crusts within the mouth
- Red or white spots or sores in the mouth
- An unexpected color change of the oral tissues
Our team wants to be your main line of defense against this destructive condition. During your regular check-ups, we’ll conduct an oral screening, carefully inspecting your soft tissue to determine if there are any cancerous cells or abnormal areas present.
If we do discover something suspicious, we can help you take the next steps toward a concrete diagnosis and further treatment, if necessary.
Contact Lakeland Family Dental if you have any questions about our available services or you’d like to schedule an appointment for you or a loved one. We hope to provide you with kind, personalized care that leaves you with the excellent oral health and beauty you deserve.
Our office is located in Oconomowoc, WI, and we also serve the nearby areas of Watertown, Sussex, Hartland, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Delafield, and beyond.