Johnstown Family Dentistry

Oral Cancer Screening

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Early Detection Is The Key To Protecting Your Smile and Health

Oral Cancer Screening in Johnstown, OH

In the realm of dentistry, we’re embracing some remarkable advancements, especially in oral cancer screening. This innovative, cordless technology is revolutionizing how we detect oral cancer early on. It allows for a quick, non-invasive examination of the mouth’s soft tissues, identifying potentially harmful cells before they’re visible to the naked eye. Healthy tissue appears green under this technology, while abnormal cells are highlighted dark, facilitating early detection. Beyond professional screenings, we encourage patients to conduct regular self-examinations, looking out for changes in texture or persistent sores. It’s our commitment to keep you informed and healthy with the latest in dental care.

Did you know…

that oral cancer, despite being less talked about, is one of the more formidable challenges we face in America? It impacts around 42,000 folks each year, yet, startlingly, only about 64% manage to survive beyond five years post-diagnosis. The sneakiness of oral cancer lies in its ability to stay under the radar without clear signs, often being caught too late when visible signs finally do appear and successful treatment becomes much harder to achieve. This is why I can’t stress enough the importance of early detection. Catching it early can dramatically change outcomes, giving many a fighting chance against this silent adversary. As someone who keeps up with the latest in dental advancements, I’m here to help guide and support you through early detection methods and care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I get an oral cancer screening?

Absolutely, no question about it. Whether you’re young, old, or somewhere in between, regular screenings for oral cancer are a must for everyone. It’s more than just a check-up; it’s a lifesaver. With the latest advancements in dentistry, we have the tools and knowledge to make a real difference. So, let’s use them to keep you safe. Remember, catching anything early can be the key to beating it. Let’s work together to safeguard your health with regular screenings.

What should I expect during my oral cancer screening?

Before we start your screening, I’ll pop some protective glasses on you to keep those peepers safe. Then, all I need you to do is open wide while I shine a special light into your mouth. No worries, it’s totally painless and super quick – we’re talking two minutes, tops. If I spot anything that looks a bit off, we might go for a biopsy or a brush test just to get a closer look at what’s going on. It’s all about making sure you’re as healthy as can be, and with the latest tech in dentistry, we’ve got this down to a science.

Are there any steps I need to take after my oral cancer screening?

Absolutely not, getting screened for oral cancer is a total breeze. It’s completely non-invasive, meaning you’ll be up and out without any downtime. But here’s the deal – even if your screening doesn’t flag anything concerning, it’s super important to make this a regular thing. I recommend tagging a screening onto each dental check-up, or at the very least, making sure you get screened once a year. Staying on top of this could be a game-changer, and with the latest in dental tech, it’s easier than ever. Let’s keep that smile not just beautiful, but healthy too.

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