Prevention is better than cure and early detection saves many lives each year.
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for oral cavity and oropharyngeal
- About 51,540 people will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer.
- An estimated 10,030 people will die of these cancers.
Each time you are in our chair, we examine many different aspects of your mouth.
Our team are trained to observe many aspects of your overall health, recognize
the signs and abnormalities in the oral tissue.
Oral cancer can afflict anyone. However, tobacco users significantly have an increased
susceptibility to this disease than non-users. Chewing tobacco releases about
3000 different chemicals, including the same compounds used in pesticides
and embalming fluid. The effect starts at the cellular changes and are not always
detectable until they are in an advanced or critical stage.
We understand that tobacco is highly addictive. If you are determined to quit,
we want to be supportive of your health journey.