Receiving an oral cancer exam and screening is one of the benefits of attending your regular appointments with Dr. Pinney. As part of your exam, we will check your neck and oral tissues for any lumps, white or red patches, and any continually sore areas in your gums and mouth. These screenings are highly beneficial because they help to detect cancer in its earliest stages, when it is easiest to treat it.
Dangerous habits such as smoking and heavy alcohol consumption are estimated to trigger 75% of all diagnosed oral cancer in the country. We advise all of our patients to establish healthy oral and physical habits, including attending regular dental appointments with Dr. Pinney. Please contact our office today to schedule your next visit to receive an oral cancer exam.