Oral Cancer Screening in Mansfield
Early Detection is Key to Successful Treatment
Oral cancer is a serious health problem in the United States, and early detection is the best line of defense for successful treatment. At Orchard Family Dental, our Mansfield dentists are committed to helping patients remain healthy with early detection and prevention.
Risk Factor for Oral Cancer
While tobacco and alcohol use are the most common risk factors for oral cancer, other factors may increase the risk of developing the disease. If you have any of the risk factors, it is important to visit your Mansfield dentist for oral cancer screenings and exams.
Risk factors for oral cancer include:
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Excessive sun exposure
- Poor oral hygiene
- Age, as the problem is more common after 45
- Weakened immune system
Oral Cancer Detection
Although statistics show that approximately one person in the United States dies of oral cancer every hour, early detection allows physicians to treat many types of cancer successfully. We offer oral cancer screenings for our patients. The screening process is painless and non-invasive. If you have any concerns about oral cancer, we encourage you to visit our office for an exam. We will provide an oral cancer screening exam, discuss the signs of oral cancer with you, and take the time to answer your questions.
Contact Our Office for Quality Care and Exams
Regular dental exams can help prevent a broad range of dental problems, from tooth decay and gum disease to oral cancer. The best thing you can do for your oral health and overall health is scheduling regular dental visits at our office. We provide comprehensive exams, including oral cancer screening, as well as a full range of treatments and procedures to help you maintain good dental health. If a problem is found, it can be addressed early, which prevents an even bigger and more serious problem.
Worried about oral cancer? Call our Mansfield dentists at (817) 631-2444 for an oral cancer screening.