As you grow older your chances of suffering from oral or pharyngeal cancer will statistically start to increase. However, increased risk factors such as a family history of oral cancer, tobacco use, and alcohol abuse can increase your chances of developing oral cancer at any age.
Early detection of oral and pharyngeal cancer is essential for improving treatment success rates. The American Dental Association recommends that you have a dental checkup performed by skilled dentists like Drs. Jeff Davidson and Lynn Seamons twice each year. This comprehensive appointment includes a professional dental cleaning and dental exam. This exam will detect any early signs of cavities and periodontal disease. If our dentists find any areas of concern, they will present you with your treatment options. your checkup also includes a basic screening for early signs of cancer. Early detection of this serious oral health condition significantly improves rates of treatment success.
If we find a developing abnormality you will be referred to a specialist who can confirm diagnosis. This is an important step in developing an effective treatment plan as well as minimizing new complications.
If you live in the Hamilton, Montana, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 406-363-4010 to schedule a checkup at Mountain Peak Dental.