Oral Cancer Screening in Naples, FL
Close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and pharyngeal cancer this year alone. Of the patients diagnosed, 8,000 will die and 18,000 will die within 5 years. The mortality rates for these types of cancers are higher than many cancers that are commonly screened for including cervical cancer. Island Coast Dentistry provides the recommended yearly oral cancer screenings for patients in Naples and the greater Collier County area as part of their general dental care.
Screening patients for oral cancer every year helps us detect oral cancer as early as possible so we can catch the disease before it is too late. Early detection of oral cancer facilitates early and aggressive treatment and can lead to better outcomes and survival rates.
Naples FL Dental Cancer Screening
It is also important to communicate with your dentist or a physician if you notice continued changes in your mouth or throat. This could include swelling, sores (ulcers), numbness or difficulty swallowing or chewing. However, it is important to note that oral pain does not always occur with oral cancer. For this reason, it is very important to receive annual screenings even if you are not having any symptoms.
At our Naples dental practice, patients receive oral cancer screenings in the comfort of our clean, contemporary office.
At Island Coast Dentistry, patients come first and everything we do is with the patient in mind. We take the time to get to know you so that we can provide you with personalized dental care that meets your individual needs.
Our Naples dental practice offers high quality dental care. If you are looking for a dental practice you can trust to provide oral cancer screenings and other dental care, please contact our Naples Oral Cancer Screening Specialists at Island Coast Dentistry or visit our office today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to getting to know you and to helping you take care of your smile.