Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, the floor of the mouth, cheeks, throat (pharynx), sinuses, and also your hard and soft palate. While oral cancer can usually be successfully treated when detected early, most cases of oral cancer are not detected until they have progressed into a more severe and advanced stage that is much more difficult to treat. In fact, oral cancer can be life-threatening in extreme cases.
At the NW Hills Dental and Orthodontics office, we dedicate our time and expertise to doing all we can to detect and treat oral cancers, as well as other abnormalities, at the earliest possible stage. During your routine dental cleanings and exams at our office, our dentist and team will perform an oral cancer screening to check for the signs of oral cancer.