Why Oral Cancer Screening Is So ImportantHaving your dentist check you for oral cancer is important because there are sometimes few obvious signs that the condition is present. There are, however, some symptoms that might indicate a problem, including the following:
- Red patches or sores, and white or pink patches that bleed easily and don’t heal
- A white or gray slightly raised lesion
- Lumps, soreness, or thickening of tissue in the throat or mouth
Oral Cancer Treatment and PreventionThere are many treatment options available for oral cancer patients. Depending on how far the condition has progressed, treatment may include biopsy, excision, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment. Most forms of oral cancer are caused by habits such as smoking, chewing tobacco, and excessive consumption of alcohol. Practicing dental care for cancer often begins with cutting the threat off at its source. Dr. Argandona can discuss with you the best ways to modify your own habits in order to avoid developing this condition.
Call Our Office TodayFor more information about oral cancer screenings, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Argandona, contact us today. We offer two convenient locations for our patients: one in Leander, TX, and the other in West Lake Hills, TX.
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Great experience at Live Oak in Leander! Friendly staff, the Dental Hygienist Janine was great and very sweet. The dentist Priscila Donangelo was amazing – very knowledgeable, attentive, explained me everything that was going on and need to be done.
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From arrival to departure gives this dentistry office an A+. Your local neighborhood dentist gives you undivided attention and is great with kids! They always ask for permission from the parent before doing any services to the child. They are a very friendly staff.