Enjoy peace of mind with an oral cancer screening.

Cancer can be a scary word, and unfortunately, the number of oral cancer cases in the U.S. is on the rise. The good news is that the sooner it is detected, the sooner it can be successfully treated. Oral cancer can occur in the lips, tongue, the floor of the mouth, and the cheeks. It can also be found in the throat, sinuses and in the hard and soft palate. Symptoms can include a sore throat or the feeling of something caught in the back of the throat; persistent bleeding or a sore that does not heal, numbness or pain, ear pain, abnormalities in or around the mouth, and trouble eating, speaking or swallowing.

patient sitting with doctor being examinedAn oral cancer screening is a part of your regular checkup at Brookside Dental. Dr. Lien Ngo and our team include an oral cancer screening because in many cases, the disease is not caught until it has progressed to the point that it is difficult to treat. If left untreated, it can be life threatening. It’s important that you see our team if you experience any of the symptoms above for peace of mind or for early intervention for your health.

If you have concerns about oral cancer, or if you are ready for your routine cleaning and exam, we would love to see you! Give us a call today at 530-622-1987 to schedule your appointment. We want to make sure that you have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime!