According to studies from the Oral Cancer Foundation, each year around 53,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer. Of that number, more than half will succumb to the disease within just five years. The high mortality rate is partially due to the fact that the issue is rarely discovered in the early stages. By the time doctors know you require treatment, the disease has entered more advanced stages,
This is why, at Plaza Family Dentistry, we screen for oral cancer as part of our routine checkup and cleaning visits for adults. We look for signs of lesions, rough patches, and other indicators of cancerous and precancerous areas. We urge you to see us for preventive dental checkups so you can obtain these screenings! In addition, you should let us know if you notice a sore in your mouth that isn’t healing, or a persistent sore throat, change to your voice, sudden weight loss, or trouble chewing.
Consider Scheduling an Oral Cancer Screening With Us
Catching the signs of oral cancer early improves the chances of a full recovery! To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, MO, at (816) 531-8000.