Comprehensive Care with Oral Cancer Screenings
This year, as many as 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer, according to The Oral Cancer Foundation. With a statistic like that, it is one of the most common cancers affecting patients today.
Men are twice more likely to be diagnosed than women, with many cases occurring in patients over the age of 50. Additionally, the most common parts of the mouth affected by oral cancer are the tongue, the floor of the mouth, the soft palate tissues on the back of the tongue, the gums, and the lips.
Dr. James understands the importance of cancer screenings, which is why he uses OralID to keep his patients health. OralID is a small yet extremely effective tool that uses fluorescence technology to scan the mouth for any signs of oral cancer.
Although scientist are not exactly sure what factors cause oral cancer, certain risk factors, like excessive tobacco, alcohol, and sun exposure are proven to exacerbate the condition.
To diagnose and treat oral cancer as early as possible, Dr. Alexander completes a quick oral cancer screening during every regular checkup.
Do you want to learn more about oral cancer or OralID? Call our Saint Augustine dental office today to reserve your visit with Dr. Alexander. We’re happy to offer comprehensive care to patients from Saint Augustine, Jacksonville, Saint Johns County, and all surrounding communities.