Encino Cosmetic Dentistry

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings in Encino

Early Detection is Key!

Oral cancer claims the lives of approximately 8,000 Americans a year. Since oral cancer is often asymptomatic, many patients may not even know they have the disease until it’s too late. For this reason, it is imperative that you visit our Encino dentist regularly to ensure that there are no lesions or areas of concern. Early detection significantly increases chances of survival.

While at our dental office for an oral cancer screening, our dentist will check for white patches, mouth sores and changes in mouth tissue colors. Dr. Cerveny will also need to know about you lifestyle habits and changes in anything related to your chewing or speaking abilities. Regular visits will help detect and treat oral cancer.

Oral Cancer Risk Factors Include:

  • Frequent tobacco usage
  • High alcohol consumption
  • Ongoing sun exposure
  • Cheek and lip biting
  • Poor hygiene

Call out Encino dental office today to schedule an oral cancer screening (818) 783-0408. Oral cancer is cured by early detection. It is better to be safe, than to be sorry. We look forward to hearing from you!