Oral Cancer Screenings in Shreveport
Treating Patients for Three Decades
Oral cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and it is the 6th deadliest type. At Sterling Dental Center, we take dental health seriously, which is why we offer oral cancer screenings to prevent and detect issues early on. The last thing we want is for you or your loved one to join the vast number of people who detect cancer too late. Our trained and experienced dentists are highly skilled at spotting symptoms and warning signs of oral cancer, as well as recommending the safe and proper course of treatment.
Oral cancer screenings can save your life. Call us at (318) 374-1411 to schedule an appointment.
What Causes Oral Cancer?
Several factors can lead to oral cancer, with age being the most common. Most who are diagnosed with oral cancer are over the age of 40 and are tobacco users. Since most people don’t think about the possibility of contracting oral cancer, they don’t take the necessary steps to check for it on a regular basis. That’s why we strongly urge all of our patients to routinely make dental exam screenings because it can potentially save their life. Since the lack of awareness is quite prevalent, most cases of oral cancer go untreated and, when discovered, it’s already in the later stages of the disease.
How Do We Perform an Oral Cancer Screening?
Our comprehensive oral cancer screenings utilize state-of-the-art cancer detection devices that can identify initial signs of oral cancer before the human eye can see it. Our technology can also help discover soft tissue abnormalities and lesions that might otherwise be missed.
Our full oral cancer screening protocol includes:
- Lifestyle/Risk Assessment
- HPV tests of the saliva
- Regular oral cancer screenings
- Brush biopsies, which are also known as oral CDX
- Referrals to a pathologist whenever necessary
Prevention and early detection are key to your oral health. You can get more information about our oral cancer screenings if you decide to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at Sterling Dental Center.
Call us at (318) 374-1411 to book your consultation.
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