At Bloomfield Dental Designs, we offer premier oral cancer screenings as a part of our commitment to holistic dental care. While oral cancer is often overlooked in regular annual check-ups, early detection is crucial. It plays a significant role in optimizing the chances of successful treatment and recovery. Our professional and friendly team here in Bloomfield, NJ, is committed to ensuring that your dental health is in the best shape possible, giving you peace of mind and a brighter smile.
The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated at an early stage. It involves the uncontrolled growth of cells in the oral cavity, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and throat. At Bloomfield Dental Designs, oral cancer screening helps in early detection and successful treatment.
Who Needs Oral Cancer Screenings?
We recommend oral cancer screenings to all our patients, regardless of whether you are at risk. Even non-smokers can develop oral cancer. However, the risk might be higher if you are a heavy drinker or smoker, have a family history, or have been exposed to human papillomavirus (HPV).
Our Oral Cancer Screening Procedure
Interpreting the Results
If abnormal cells or lesions are discovered during your screening, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. Other tests may be conducted to confirm whether you have oral cancer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How often should I get screened for oral cancer?
You should get screened for oral cancer at least once every year.
Is the screening painful?
No, oral cancer screenings are non-invasive and completely painless.
Does insurance cover screenings?
Most dental insurance policies cover oral cancer screenings, but it’s always best to check with your insurance provider before your appointment.
Oral cancer screening is a crucial component of preventive dental care. By getting regular screenings at Bloomfield Dental Designs, you are actively safeguarding your health and ensuring a brighter smile for longer. Our oral health experts are always at hand to answer any questions, ensuring that every visit brings peace of mind.