Welcome to Absolute Dental, where we offer comprehensive oral cancer screenings to our valued patients in Gilbert, AZ. Our highly trained and experienced dentists understand the critical importance of early detection of oral cancer, which is why we recommend scheduling a screening during your routine six-month dental checkup.
During your oral cancer screening, our dentists will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth, including your cheeks, tongue, gums, lips, throat, and the roof of your mouth. By carefully examining these areas for lesions or abnormal growths, we can detect any potential signs of oral cancer at an early stage.
As you may be aware, oral cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease, with around 54,000 Americans being diagnosed each year. In fact, the 5-year survival rate of oral cancer is only approximately 57%, making early detection and treatment critical for a positive prognosis.
While it is important for everyone to undergo oral cancer screenings, certain groups are at a higher risk of developing this disease. These include patients over the age of 40, individuals who chew or smoke tobacco, those who consume excessive amounts of alcohol, those with a family history of cancer, and individuals who are exposed to excessive sunlight for prolonged periods.
At Absolute Dental, we use a combination of methods during your screening, including visual exams of various parts of your mouth, feeling for lumps around your neck, jaw, and face, and using a special dye to identify early oral cancer lesions. The entire screening process typically takes between 5-10 minutes.
We invite you to schedule your oral cancer screening appointment with us today. Our caring and compassionate team is committed to providing you with exceptional dental care, and we believe that regular screenings are an essential part of maintaining your overall health and well-being. Thank you for considering Absolute Dental for your oral healthcare needs.