Oral cancer screenings available for Carrollton, TX area patients
By Dr. Adnan Saleem
Cancer is a scary diagnosis. Many patients think of the common types of cancer but fail to realize that another concern is oral cancer. Carrollton, TX area patients should have regular screenings for cancer, including oral cancer. This cancer can be diagnosed and treated right in the practice of Hebron Smiles.
Oral cancer can develop at any time. It may show up as a sore in the mouth that does not heal or a growth in the throat area. When patients visit Hebron Smiles for their regular cleanings and examinations, they will undergo an included oral cancer screening during which our team of professionals will look for any signs of cancer in the mouth. This may include the soft tissues, tongue, or the throat. With a physical evaluation, patients can reduce their risk of cancer with proactive evaluations.
Oral cancer is often treated with excision, depending on the type, location, and the size of the cancer. Diagnosis can occur right in the dental chair with our team of professionals – Drs. Adnan Saleem, Cameron Hamidi, and Anas Athar. A biopsy may be performed to remove a portion of the tissues to test for cancerous cells. If the biopsy comes back positive, excision may be done to remove the area of cancer and bring the body back to health.
At Hebron Smiles, patients in the Carrollton, TX area can achieve beautiful, healthy smiles with a dedicated team of professionals. Our doctors work together with patients to address oral health concerns, including oral cancer. New patients in the area are welcome to contact our practice by calling (972) 388-3320 or by visiting our office at 1745 East Hebron Parkway, Suite #124. Now is the time to take charge of your dental health and ensure oral cancer is not present or developing.