Your dentist, Dr. Philip Copenhaver, wants you to have the top-notch oral and overall health you deserve. This is why he provides a variety of different treatments that help you in many ways. One of those treatments is an oral cancer screening. For your benefit, he provides the oral cancer screening at your regular dental checkups.
The goal of an oral cancer screening is to detect oral cancer at the early stages of development. If oral cancer is identified early, there is a greater chance of curing it. So, if you keep up with your routine checkups, then you should receive an oral cancer screening every six months. This can help you increase your chances of catching the cancer early.
The screening will be provided during the exam portion of your visit. Your dentist will examine your lips, tongue, cheeks, gums, throat, and entire mouth for signs of oral cancer. If a sign is spotted, he will need to perform a biopsy. A biopsy is sampling the tissue and sending it to a medical lab for examination. The next steps will be discussed with you at that time.
Call Copenhaver Dental today at 912-756-2936 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to tell you all there is to know about oral cancer screenings in Richmond Hill, Georgia. We look forward to helping you!