Routine dental exams at Bella Hanono Family Dentistry in Alpharetta, Georgia, help you stay on top of your oral health. Apart from cleaning and polishing your teeth, routine exams enable Dr. Bella Hanono to diagnose and correct dental problems in their early stages to avoid major dental work later down the line. These dental appointments also provide the opportunity to screen you for oral cancer. Oral cancer screenings can uncover signs of this deadly disease early on so you can get immediate treatment.
Oral cancer is a type of cancer that develops in your mouth or throat. Left unchecked, the disease can spread to other parts of the body. Your dentist can conduct an oral cancer screening as part of your dental exam to catch early warning signs of this disease. Early detection and treatment are essential to surviving oral cancer.
Some people are at higher risk of developing oral cancer than others. The following factors increase your risk of developing this disease:
Dr. Bella Hanono will examine the interior of your mouth for lesions, red or white patches, lumps, or other abnormalities. We will also inspect your throat and neck for irregularities that could indicate a cancerous condition. Additional oral cancer testing involves rinsing your mouth with a blue dye to detect precancerous areas shining a special light into your mouth to detect abnormal tissue.
Oral cancer screenings and tests are an essential component of routine dental exams at Bella Hanono Family Dentistry. If poor lifestyle habits or previous diagnosis put you at risk of oral cancer, it’s well worth the effort to undergo oral cancer screening to ensure you’re free of this disease.
Routine oral cancer screening for residents in and around Alpharetta, GAFor more information about oral cancer screenings, contact Dr. Bella Hanono from Bella Hanono Family Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA, at (770) 343-4052.