Oral Cancer Screening
For most people, the mere mention of the word “cancer” is terrifying, and with good reason. But there is actually some good news when it comes to oral cancer – it is usually a very treatable condition if it’s caught in the early stages. That’s why it’s so important to visit our office on a regular basis, and it’s why Dr. Jovanovic includes oral cancer screening as part of her routine oral exams for her patients from throughout The Woodlands, Conroe, Willis, and Spring, Texas area.
Who Can Benefit from Oral Cancer Screening?
While it’s true that most of us will probably not experience oral cancer in our lifetimes, the answer to who can benefit from screening is simple: everyone. More times than not, the early signs of oral cancer can be hard if not impossible to identify by a dental patient. Other times, people may notice symptoms such as a sore that won’t heal inside the mouth, or a lump in the throat or mouth. But the fact remains that you can be experiencing the early stages of oral cancer without even knowing it.
Although each one of us can benefit from getting regular oral cancer screenings, for some patients it’s particularly important. If you engage in certain high-risk habits – such as smoking or chewing tobacco products, or drinking alcohol in excess – or if you have a history of oral cancer in your family, then it’s especially important that you get regular oral cancer screenings.
We’ll Remind You
Getting periodic checks for sign of oral cancer doesn’t have to fall on your shoulders. We’ll keep track of when you receive an oral cancer check, and Dr. Jovanovic will include that as part of your routine oral exam. Depending on your own health history, your family health history, and your personal habits, oral cancer screening may not be necessary for every routine exam and cleaning visit, but we’ll make sure that your receive screening as needed. All you have to do is remember to schedule your routine visits to our office twice a year or more often, depending on the recommendation of Dr. Jovanovic.
Call Us Today
To learn more about oral cancer screenings, and to schedule, an appointment for your next oral exam and cleaning visit, contact our office today. We are pleased to serve patients from throughout The Woodlands, Conroe, Willis, and Spring, Texas area.