With an important number of cases reported every year, dental professionals play an important role in the prompt diagnosis of oral cancer. As with all types of cancer, it must be diagnosed by removing a sample of tissue from the patient and sending it to a pathologist for examination.
The American Dental Association states that 60% of the US population sees a dentist every year. Regular cancer screenings and biopsies, when oral cancer is suspected, can help to catch oral cancer in its early stages.
Please contact our office to book an appointment and find out more about this procedure.