Dr. Meyers uses a highly effective, non-invasive procedure, Vizilite, to aid her in identifying cancerous or precancerous cells. Early detection provides the best chance for full recovery.
Over forty thousand people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Unfortunately nearly half those will die in 5 years, due to late detection. Dr. Meyers will do a screening for oral cancer at your routine dental hygiene examinations, including a risk assessment She will also take a full medical history including a risk assessment. Smoking and alcohol and age may increase your chances of oral cancers. Those over 50 at more at risk.
Below are some symptoms of Oral Cancer from the American Dental Association:
For more information about oral cancer from the ADA (American Dental Association), click on the link below:
ADA Article on Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer
As with any cancer, early detection is key to improved survival. Prevention, through healthy lifestyle choices, is the best defense. Dr. Meyers will be happy to discuss your risk factors, and if you have a habit you are hoping to kick we are here to give you the support you need. We want to be a partner in your health. Our goal is that you be the best you can be!