An Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Screening Is Always Included in Your Dental Checkup

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The American Dental Association offers a number of recommendations and guidelines to help consumer maintain good oral health and prevent problems with cavities, periodontal health, oral, and pharyngeal cancer. Early detection of these conditions can improve your treatment options. If Dr. Grant Brough finds a problem with your teeth or gums, they can help you understand the best treatment or preventative measure.

At the end of the dental checkup Dr. Grant Brough will perform a screening for any signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. This involves a brief examination of your tongue, throat, face, and neck for any swelling or abnormal discoloration.

Be sure to let Dr. Grant Brough know about any abnormal symptoms or contributing factors. This could include a family history of oral and pharyngeal cancer. Tobacco use and frequent alcohol consumption can also increase your chances of developing oral cancers.

If Dr. Grant Brough has any concerns they will refer you to an oncologist or other specialist to seek further treatment. With early diagnosis treatment options and treatment success rates for oral and pharyngeal cancer are significantly improved.

If you live in the Layton, Utah, area and you are concerned that you may have developed oral or pharyngeal cancer, you should call 801-773-5285 to schedule a dental checkup and screening at Ridge Park Dental.