Oral Cancer Screening
An average of 52,000 adults and children are diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the US. Oral cancer might be prevented or cured if detected early. It can be caused by excessive drinking of alcohol, tobacco consumption, a sexually transmitted virus known as the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), or exposure to the sun.
Our Dentist offers a professional service that looks out for the signs of cancer; they also check the mouth’s precancerous conditions. Many don’t discover that they have oral cancer until the symptoms start showing up; stay Proactive; visit Springs Dental Clinic today, and have your mouth screened.
What are the probable causes of oral cancer?
- Smoking cigarettes- People who smoke cigarettes, cigars, or pipe smokers are six times more likely than nonsmokers to develop oral cancers. Smoking exposes the mouth to carcinogenic chemicals, which causes genetic changes in the mouth cavity cells and increases oral cancer risk.
- Excessive alcohol consumption- Excessive alcohol damages the cell. Whenever the cells try to repair themselves, it leads to a DNA change, which leads to oral cancer; the more you drink, the higher the cancer risk.
- Sun exposure- Excessive sun exposure on the facial region can cause oral cancer because the mouth region’s skin gets exposed to Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.
- A sexually transmitted virus called Human Papillomavirus (HPV)- The human papillomavirus (HPV) infects the skin and the cells lining body cavities, which spreads through close skin-to-skin contact, usually during sexual activity.
- A weakened immune system- Genetics and a weak immune system might also cause oral cancer.