Oral cancer is not something to take lightly. Though it is not something often talked about in media, oral cancer can be very dangerous, especially if unaddressed. This is why we offer basic oral cancer screenings during your biannual appointments.
Oral cancer can start anywhere in the mouth, including the lips, cheeks, teeth, gums, tongue, throat, or even the roof or floor of your mouth. The earlier the cancer is discovered and addressed, the better your chance of successfully overcoming it. As we mentioned, Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum performs an oral cancer screening every time you come in for your dental checkup. Keeping on top of these appointments is about more than just the prevention of cavities and gum disease–though of course that is important. If you have oral cancer, we can catch it early, during your appointment.
In between checkups, be on the lookout for cancer symptoms. You may notice strange white, red or pink lesions or patches in your mouth. You may also feel swelling or pain, or experience abnormal bleeding. If you notice any of these symptoms, please call your dentist immediately.
To schedule an appointment or oral cancer screening in Kennesaw, Georgia, call Dental Excellence of Kennesaw at (770) 429-0955. Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum and our dental team are happy to talk to you and help you with any questions or concerns you may have about your oral health.