- Exams and Diagnostic
- Cleanings (Prophy and Scaling)
- Fluoride treatment
- Oral Disease and Oral Cancer Screening
Regular dental visits are crucial in the prevention of dental disease that – in some instances – leads to serious health issues. We recommend that radiographs and fluoride treatment are completed every 6 months with a scheduled cleaning and exam.
It’s also recommended that patients receive an oral disease and oral cancer screening during regularly scheduled cleanings and exams. According to the American Cancer Society an estimated 40,250 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2012, and an estimated 7,850 people will die of the disease. The difference between early and late detection of oral cancer can be the difference between life and death.
- Oral cancer is most often discovered in late stages, when the 5-year survival rate is only around 30 percent;
- When discovered early, however, the survival rate leaps to about 82 percent.
New technology – that has been developed and tested during the last decade – is now available to help dental professionals with early detection of oral cancer and oral disease.