When many people hear the words “oral cancer screening,” they think of a long, intensive treatment that is very intimidating and scary. But the screenings are not that way at all. In fact, oral cancer screenings are very beneficial and there are many reasons why you should consider getting one. Some of those reasons are:
· It is easy: An oral cancer screening is very easy. It is so easy, in fact, that it can be performed during your dental cleaning and exam. All your dentist needs to do is check the lips, cheeks, tongue, gums, and roof of the mouth for any signs of oral cancer. Sometimes he may even examine the throat.
· It can save your life: If the oral cancer is caught at the early stage of development, it can be treated much more easily and your chances of surviving dramatically increase. This is why the screenings are so important. If you receive a screening on a regular basis, it is highly likely that the cancer will be identified early.
· It is inexpensive: When the oral cancer screening is included in your regular dental exam, there is no extra fee. The only time you may need to pay extra is when cancer is found and further treatment is necessary.
Do you feel better about oral screenings now? If so, call 864-299-5900 today and schedule your next appointment with Dr. Norman B. Fine! We are happy to thoroughly clean and examine your smile and save your entire health from oral cancer. We look forward to helping you!