Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a serious disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is estimated that in 2020, there were over 53,000 new cases of oral cancer in the United States alone. The good news is that oral cancer is highly treatable if caught early, which is why regular oral cancer screenings are so important.
Dental professionals are often the first line of defense against oral cancer. Our dentists at Martin Dentistry have the opportunity to detect early warning signs and refer patients if needed for further evaluation and treatment.
Why is an oral cancer screening important?
Oral cancer can be difficult to detect in its early stages because it often doesn’t cause any pain or symptoms. However, if left undetected, it can quickly spread to other parts of the body and become much more difficult to treat. That’s why regular oral cancer screenings are so important.
During an oral cancer screening, our dentists at Martin Dentistry in Fishers, IN and Indianapolis, IN have the opportunity to look for signs and symptoms of the disease. This may include examining the lips, tongue, gums, throat, and other areas of the mouth for any abnormalities or changes.
Performing an oral cancer screening is a simple and non-invasive process. At every dental cleaning; Dr. Stephanie Martin, Dr. Matt Martin, Dr. Lynn Marshall, and Dr. Lindsey Garrison will evaluate your mouth for any signs of oral abnormalities.
Oral cancer screening is an important part of dental care. As a dental professional, we have the opportunity to detect early warning signs and refer our patients for further evaluation and treatment. By performing regular oral cancer screenings, we can help prevent the spread of this deadly disease and ensure that our patients receive the care they need. Call us today for an appointment at our two convenient locations. Fishers, IN (317) 676-9588 & Indianapolis, IN (317) 576-3600.