If you live in or near Cincinnati, Ohio, and you want to take a screening for oral cancer, Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry is here to help. Like most types of cancer, oral cancer is an insidious disease that is most easily treatable with early detection. One of the most worrisome problems with this disease is that it frequently mimics many other conditions. For this reason, having an oral cancer screening done early is key to ensuring a solid chance of recovery.
How do you know if you need to have an oral cancer screening done? If you detect anything unusual going on inside your mouth, you should see a dentist as soon as possible for a thorough evaluation. Below, we have listed some of the more common symptoms of oral cancer:
The problem is that most of these symptoms mimic other gum and mouth disorders, so you must seek help as soon as you notice anything out of the ordinary.
In America, more than 30,000 people receive a diagnosis of oral cancer every year, and approximately 7,000 die from this disease. Oral cancer doesn’t just affect the mouth — it can spread to other parts of the body and create more extensive damage.
You’d be relieved to know that oral cancer screenings are easy and painless. Your dentist will use the ViziLite device to illuminate one area of your mouth at a time to identify any problem areas and administer treatment as early as possible.
For more information about oral cancer screenings and to book an appointment, please reach out to Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our office in Bridgetown can be reached at (513) 815-3188. If our Fairfield location is more convenient, please dial (513) 815-3166.
Dr. Jesal A. Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker run a successful dental practice in their home state of Ohio. Both doctors attended the Miami University for Microbiology in Oxford, Ohio and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. The wife-husband duo brings together a wealth of experience while working with children, adults, and veterans during their residency at The Medical College of Ohio.
Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry has two offices in Bridgetown and Fairfield. The team at the clinic strives to serve with the best quality care to their patients using the latest technology. They strongly believe in working with local businesses in Ohio to empower the local community.