Have you been screened for oral cancer lately?
If the answer is no, please take the time to visit Dr. Lee’s Beautful Smiles in Memphis, TN. Statistically, oral cancer diagnoses have been on the rise. Researchers are starting to see more oral cancer diagnosis in patients who don’t fit the normal demographic of oral cancer patients. Studies suggest that new risks factors may play a role in the development of oral cancer. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, studies suggest that factors such as contracting certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and diet, may be contributing factors in the development of oral cancer.
Due to these findings, whether or not you are considered at high risk for developing oral cancer, it is still crucial for every patient to undergo regular screenings for oral cancer. Dr. Elizabeth Lee is an experienced dentist in Memphis, TN offering routine oral cancer screenings.
During your screening, Dr. Lee will carefully examine the mouth for any abnormal growths, red or white patches, swelling, or irritation in the oral cavity. Performing a detailed physical and visual examination will allow Dr. Lee to identify any early signs of oral cancer. If Dr. Lee identifies any abnormalities during your examination, she can help schedule a biopsy to determine if the abnormal finding is cancerous.
At Dr. Lee’s Beautiful Smiles we are committed to delivering personalized, patient-centered dental care. We strive to help patients improve their oral health and work closely with each patient to find the right solution for their dental needs. If you have not scheduled an oral cancer screening in the past six months, visit our Memphis, TN dental office. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call or schedule an appointment online.