According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancers of the mouth and pharynx affect over 30,000 Americans each year. Oral cancer screenings allow us to analyze your oral health.
Over 8,000 of these oral cancer cases end in death. Thankfully, mouth cancer is something our Grand Rapids dentist can easily screen for during your oral exam. With our technology, there’s no reason why we can’t catch oral cancer in the early stages so you have the best chance for survival.
The early symptoms of oral cancer can easily be overlooked with the naked eye. However, our technology allows us to receive more visual information so we can catch the first signs of oral cancer. Since our Grand Rapids oral cancer dentist places an emphasis on preventive health, we make sure to screen for oral cancer during each patient’s oral exam.
During the exam, our dentist will do a visual and physical exam to check for lumps. He will also use a special oral cancer screening device to check for cancerous cells. A simple oral cancer screening could save your life.
Dr. Ritzema DDS at Complete Health Dentistry protects his patients’ health through mouth cancer screenings and other services geared toward prevention. If you are interested in learning more about our oral cancer screenings, give our dentist in Grand Rapids a call at (616) 458-7267.