Americans lose about 8,000 people per year to oral cancer. As with any health issue, catching it early will help. At Raymond Liu, DDS, Family Dentistry, we have incorporated an oral cancer screening into your biannual dental checkup. Dr. Liu will check your gums, tongue, cheeks and neck for any abnormalities including growths or open wounds for clues indicating a possible problem.
Why an oral cancer screening?
Oral Cancer is generally assumed to be associated with smoking or alcohol, and definitely those patients who engage regularly in those behaviors should be checked often, but 1 in 4 oral cancer patients are not due to those reasons. An oral cancer screening takes less than five minutes, it is performed through visual inspection with a tongue depressor and possibly a scope. This is a painless inspection that could save you from larger problems.
Contact our Edmonds, WA office today for more information. (425) 310-5789
GENERAL AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY
21600 Washington 99, Suite 100 Edmonds, WA98026
Call (425) 310-5789
Office Hours: Mon-Tues 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed-Thurs 7:30 am - 5:00 pm