Oral Cancer Screening
Each year, more Americans die from oral cancer than from cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s disease, testicular cancer, and ovarian cancer. Of the 30,000 people diagnosed with oral cancer this year, less than half of those patients will be alive in five years. Finding oral cancer in the early stages leads to a 50 percent cure rate. Dr. Ganjoor routinely screens for oral cancer as part of your checkup appointment.
The Faces of Oral Cancer
While certain lifestyle choice, like tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption, increase your chances of developing oral cancer, about one-fourth of those diagnosed with this disease have no specific risk factors. Generally, men over 40 have greater odds of receiving an oral cancer diagnosis. Signs of oral cancer may include a sore that doesn’t heal on its own, a persistent sore throat, or difficulty swallowing.
Understanding the VELscope
During your appointments, Dr. Ganjoor will check your gums and soft tissues to look for anything out of the ordinary. For added protection, Dr. Ganjoor also utilizes the VELscope, a tool designed to locate suspicious areas the naked eye can’t see. With this hand-held device, we can scan your mouth and the blue light will highlight areas that may need further evaluation. In just two minutes, we can painlessly protect your oral health and potentially save your life.
The Choice is Yours
Experience quality dentistry and top-notch care. Contact our Celina dentist office to make an appointment with Dr. Ganjoor and achieve a stunning smile. Located in Celina, we serve patients from Prosper, Frisco, McKinney, Gunter, Pilot Point, Anna, and the surrounding areas.