Dr. Joseph M. Larsen, DMD

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings

As with any kind of cancer, early detection gives you the best chance for optimal treatment and recovery. We take your oral cancer screening seriously, integrating it into your regular dental visits. Modern advances in technology allow us to determine, with better precision than ever, the earliest stages of oral cancer. We understand that this is a critical component of the overall health and well being of each patient.

We use an ultraviolet light at times to help us take an even closer look since some signs of oral cancer can be invisible to the naked eye. There are other advanced devices we can access as well if there is any question as to the health of the tissue in your mouth.

The fact of the matter is that you can greatly reduce your risk for oral cancer by eliminating certain life style choices including drinking large amounts of alcohol or smoking in any form. You can also attend the dentist regularly for screenings for early detection. These choices make a big difference when it comes to reducing your health risks associated with undiagnosed oral cancer.