Are you at risk of oral cancer?
Cancer – it’s a scary thought. Having an oral cancer screening is as important as being tested to ensure you don’t have other forms of this life-threatening disease.
About Oral Cancer
Most oral cancers occur in people older than 45 years, and more often in blacks than in whites. Even though the total number of new cases and deaths from oral cancer has decreased slowly over the past 20 years, the number of new cases of oral cancer (especially of the tongue) has been increasing in adults younger than 40 years. (National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov)
How do we screen for Oral Cancer?
An x-ray series that shows the surrounding jaw bone is vital to properly screen for oral cancer. In addition, the doctor or hygienist needs to do a visual exam for the oral tissues, and then palpate down the neck for abnormalities. The third way we at The Dental Center of Tysons Corner perform the scan is by doing a DNA test for the HPV virus. When you want the best technology has to offer, come to the practice where we do it all.
Don’t put your life at risk by skipping regular visits. At The Dental Center of Tysons Corner, we help you to remove those risks and to have a better quality of life.
Make a difference in your life by choosing The Dental Center of Tysons Corner in McLean VA to improve your oral health and have a better, healthier life. You won’t believe the difference!