The doctors and staff of Greenville Family Dentistry want you and your family to be aware of the risk of oral cancer. We encourage you to ask about an oral cancer screening with each dental checkup. Heavy smoking and drinking of course increase the risk of oral cancer, but oral cancer can still occur if someone never smokes. In fact, the human papilloma virus (HPV) was recently found to be responsible for most oral cancers that originated in the back of the mouth.
To screen for oral cancer, our doctors perform a visual exam and use an ultraviolet light device to detect any cancerous irregularities in tissue. This exam can be done in a short length of time and in addition to any dental appointment. Regular screenings are the best way to protect you and your family, but always contact us if you notice any inexplicable pain, swelling, or numbness in your throat or jaw.
To learn more about oral cancer screenings and all the services we provide at our practice, visit www.greenvillefamilydentistrytx.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Emuedue at Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, call 903-455-6701.