Catch Oral Cancer Early at Barbara Young, DDS
Early Detection Is Crucial for Beating Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent forms of cancer today, but it doesn’t receive much attention compared to breast and lung cancer. Many cases go undetected until they’re more advanced because it’s not a risk on the public’s mind. We at Barbara Young, DDS want to stop oral cancer in its tracks by diagnosing it early, and that’s where oral cancer screenings come in.
What Does an Oral Cancer Screening Entail?
One of the best things about oral cancer screening is that it’s so quick and easy that we can do it during your regular cleaning appointments at Barbara Young, DDS. The screening mainly consists of Dr. Young checking the tissues of your mouth for any irregularities, such as unusual textures or white or red spots. Everyone should be screened for oral cancer regularly, but it’s particularly important for those with risk factors such as smoking, tobacco use, previous history of oral cancer, alcohol use, and age.
Schedule Your Next Appointment at Barbara Young, DDS Today
Oral cancer screenings have been shown to increase the survival rate to 80% and better, which is why it’s so important to have this simple test done. Call us at (858) 273-7777 or email us to schedule your dental exam, and Dr. Young will be able to screen you for oral cancer at the same time he is making sure you’re staying cavity-free!