At Bloomfield Hills Dental Group, your well-being is our priority.

Dentist Bloomfield Hills Township: Oral Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life.

It’s a message we want to underscore to all our patients: Early detection is key. That’s why we’re proud to offer thorough oral cancer screenings as part of our comprehensive dental health services. Catching oral cancer in its early stages can significantly impact the success of your treatment, and our expert doctor is here to guide you every step of the way.

During your screening, our meticulous doctor will examine your lips, tongue, gums, mouth, and throat for any signs of abnormalities that could indicate cancerous growths. We’ll also take into account any symptoms you may be experiencing. Remember, if you’ve noticed any oral cancer symptoms persisting for more than a week without improvement, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment and inform your dentist promptly.

What are some signs to watch out for? Symptoms of oral cancer can vary, but common indicators include ear pain, unexplained mouth bleeding, mouth sores that don’t heal, white or red patches in your mouth, dramatic weight loss, lumps or swellings in or around your mouth, and more. Sadly, one adult American dies of oral cancer every hour.

Certain factors can increase your risk of developing oral cancer, such as genetic predisposition, prolonged sun exposure, an unhealthy diet, and excessive alcohol consumption. Men are more susceptible than women, and individuals with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) or those who use tobacco in any form are at significantly higher risk.

But here’s the silver lining: early detection greatly improves your chances of successful treatment. Oral cancers found in their early stages boast an 80 – 90% survival rate, mainly because early detection leads to earlier treatment. When caught early, oral cancers can often be removed with less invasive procedures, sparing you from more complex and extensive treatments.

At Bloomfield Hills Dental Group, we’re dedicated to your health. Whether you’re a new patient or a longtime member of our dental family, we’re here to provide compassionate care and support. If you’d like more information about oral cancer or to schedule an oral cancer screening, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. Your health matters and early detection could save your life. Contact us today for a consultation.

Bloomfield Hills Dental Group
Phone: 248-335-4427
43902 Woodward Ave, Suite 220
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302