Prosthodontist in Phoenix, AZ
It is important to keep your overall health in mind. In our efforts of promoting health care for the entire body, we perform oral cancer screenings. Dr. George Eifler and our team can check your smile for signs of abnormalities during your regularly scheduled appointments at Valley Dental Group. If you are interested in learning more about our oral cancer screenings in Phoenix, Arizona, schedule your appointment with our prosthodontist at 602-956-2260.
Our prosthodontist will be able to diagnose any suspicious signs of oral cancer in the soft tissues of your mouth during your visit to Valley Dental Group. These signs include sores or lesions in the mouth that have not healed after a period of weeks, persistent pain in the mouth, difficulty swallowing and changes in your voice. If you notice any of these changes, make an appointment with our prosthodontist right away. Early diagnosis is key to the successful treatment of oral cancer, and the increased understanding of the oral cavity that Dr. Eifler has allows him to spot abnormalities more easily than just a normal dentist.
Oral cancer screenings usually involve a visual examination of the mouth and throat, as well as feeling for any lumps or unusual tissue changes. This can be done through a physical examination, imaging tests (such as X-rays or CT scans) or biopsies.
People at higher risk for oral cancer include those who use tobacco products, have a history of excessive sun exposure or have certain human papillomavirus infections. Regular screenings should be performed at least once a year but are recommended more frequently for people who fall into these high-risk categories.
Contact our office for your next oral cancer screening. We want to make sure that your teeth and mouth are at their healthiest. Talk to our prosthodontist during your regular dental checkup about whether you are concerned about the soft tissues of your mouth.