How does early detection of oral cancer help?

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Visiting the dentist, whether it’s a routine checkup or if you are experiencing oral problems, is the best thing to do in order to catch oral cancer in the early stages. Oral cancer screenings from a trained, experienced dentist (link: https://www.acfdga.com/oral-cancer-exam) can save your life.

Dr. Silverman at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA uses cutting-edge technology to accurately detect oral cancer cells. 

One recent technological advancement that Dr. Silverman is excited about is a new handheld, pen-sized microscope that may help identify oral cancer cells (link: https://m.dentalproductshopper.com/blog/handheld-microscope-identifies-cancer-cells-with-new-technology-developed-by-uw-researchers) earlier than ever before.

To learn more about the technology and about oral cancer, visit our blog post, “Handheld Microscope to Help Dentists Uncover Cancer Cells.” (Link:  https://www.acfdga.com/blog/what-are-the-symptoms-of-oral-cancer-early-detection-is-key)

Detecting oral cancer in its early stages

If oral cancer is detected in its early stages, your doctor can plan treatment accordingly. 

“Currently, the most effective way to control oral cancer is to combine early diagnosis and timely and appropriate treatment,” according to The Oral Cancer Foundation (link: https://oralcancerfoundation.org/cdc/early-detection-diagnosis-staging/).

Oral cancer screenings are critical.

Stages of oral cancer and prognosis

According to The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (link: https://www.cancercenter.com/cancer-types/oral-cancer/stages), there are several stages of oral cancer— Stage 0, Stage I, Stage II, Stage III and Stage IV. 

If someone is diagnosed with Stage IV oral cancer (the most advanced stage of cancer), he/she may or may not “have a poorer prognosis of both cure and survival, but that does not mean people with these advanced stages will have a poorer outcome” (source: https://oralcancerfoundation.org/discovery-diagnosis/stages-of-cancer/)

We are all individuals and oral cancer presents itself differently from one person to another. 

Schedule your oral cancer screening today

Schedule your oral cancer screening appointment today. If you live in or near Alpharetta, GA, schedule your appointment (link:https://www.acfdga.com/contact-us) with Dr. Silverman at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. 

To learn more about oral cancer symptoms, visit our other blog post, “What are the Symptoms of Oral Cancer? Early Detection is Key.” (Link: https://www.acfdga.com/blog/what-are-the-symptoms-of-oral-cancer-early-detection-is-key)

If you have questions about our oral cancer screenings, feel free to call our office. We can answer your questions and schedule your screening as soon as possible.