There’s more to a dental exam than just checking your teeth for cavities. Since many types of major illnesses first begin to show themselves in the mouth, Dr. Sprang or Dr. Stoycheff will check yours for the warning signs of potential illness.
An especially important one to spot early is oral cancer. Oral cancer can be deadly, but can typically be treated successfully when discovered early. Since it can be painless at first, it can be hard to detect on your own.
While none of these symptoms necessarily mean you have oral cancer on their own, it’s best to make us aware of any problems you notice. We recommend scheduling an exam with Dr. Sprang or Dr. Stoycheff should you have any concerns.
Be sure not to wait for a problem to arise before making an appointment. Regular exams are key in spotting oral cancer early. We recommend two appointments a year unless otherwise specified.