According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 50,000 will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer has one of the highest death rates, partly because it is often diagnosed in the most advanced stages. It is critical that patients undergo routine screenings for oral cancer. Early diagnosis may be the factor patients need to save their life. The earlier the diagnosis, the more likely patients can receive the treatment they need.
Typically, oral cancer is diagnosed in men over the age of 40. However, due to a wide range of factors like HPV and tobacco uses, patients of all ages, genders, and races are being diagnosed with oral cancer more frequently. Dr. Byron Desbordes recommends that patients visit his Baltimore, MD dental practice for routine dental exams. During your routine dental exam, Dr. Desbordes will examine your teeth, gums, and jaw for any signs of dysfunction. Dr. Desbordes will also screen your oral cavity and throat for signs of oral cancer. An oral cancer screening will take a few short minutes during your visit. Oral cancer screening is quick, painless, and most patients don’t even realize their getting screened for oral cancer.
If you need to schedule an oral cancer screening, contact our Baltimore, MD dental office. Dr. Desbordes will work with you to provide the care you need to maintain a healthy, functional smile. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call (410) 216-4023 or schedule an appointment online.