In many cases, oral cancer is directly related to one or two risky behaviors, such as tobacco use or excessive alcohol consumption. Risky behaviors like these aren’t always to blame, though. A surprising number of cases—at least a quarter of them—occur in patients with none of the normal risk factors. These cases, which involve both women and men, have been linked to the human papillomavirus. That's why regular oral cancer screenings in Reynoldsburg, OH are so important.
To help patients of all different backgrounds diagnose and treat oral cancer early, our dental office strongly believes in the importance of routine oral cancer screenings. In too many cases, oral cancer isn’t diagnosed until it’s already well-developed. That’s why one person in the United States dies from it almost every hour of the day. With routine screenings, we want to reverse that trend and help our patients live longer, healthier lives.
Dr. Mick is happy to complete an oral cancer screening for you at your next cleaning and exam. During your screening, he’ll be looking for any suspicious areas that deserve more scrutiny. If we find anything during your screening, we can immediately begin working on a plan to help you address your situation. When your condition is diagnosed early, your chances of making a full recovery increase significantly.
Do you have questions about oral cancer and its effects? Because this is a very serious problem, we’re happy to have a conversation and answer any questions you may have. Call our dental office in Reynoldsburg, OH today with your questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mick.