One important portion of Dr. Parma’s routine exams is oral cancer screening. While it’s true that oral cancer is relatively rare, it’s always best to catch it as early as possible if it is present. Fortunately, this condition is usually easy to spot visually for a trained dentist, which is why Dr. Parma is careful to check for it during your initial exam and once a year after that. Oral cancer can also occur in the jawbone of the patient, which is why X-rays of this area are also included in a patient’s routine exam.
Why You Should Choose Rick J. Parma for Oral Cancer Screening
Although it’s typically easy for an experienced dentist like Dr. Parma to spot oral cancer, most patients wouldn’t realize they had it until it had progressed to the point where it would be difficult to treat. When it comes to oral cancer – as is the case with most other forms of the disease – an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.
We’ll Remember for You
Because oral cancer can be difficult – if not impossible – for a patient to detect before it’s in the advanced stages, Dr. Parma ensures that oral cancer screenings are part of his routine dental exams. So you don’t have to request it or even give it a second thought. We’ll remember for you, which means that you can have peace of mind that you’ll be checked for the disease as long as you continue to come in regularly for your dental exams.
Call Our Office Today
If you or any member of your family is due for a dental exam, including an oral cancer screening, contact our office today. We’ll do our best to find an appointment date and time that’s most convenient for you.