Category: Oral Cancer Treatment

How Screening For Oral Cancer Saves Lives

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When is it time to visit your dentist outside of routine cleanings? Sometimes taking care of your oral health requires more than only brushing and flossing your teeth. If you have noticed an abrupt change to the tissues of your mouth, it could be time to schedule a visit to receive an oral cancer screening…. Read more »

Simple Screenings For Your Peace Of Mind

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Oral cancer may seem like something that is rare, and while it is infrequent, it is also very dangerous. Around half of the 43,000 people who will receive a diagnosis will perish from the disease within the following five years. As an aggressive form of cancer, it is important to catch this as soon as… Read more »

Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Time For Tips

While you might be able to think of other things to celebrate during the month of April that are a bit more lighthearted, we encourage you to take time to recognize it as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. In doing so, you will be reminded of the best approach to caring for your smile and preventing… Read more »

What Can An Oral Biopsy Tell Us?

A big part of preventive dentistry is how often you visit your dentist. Throughout these visits, your dentist will look for any visible signs of oral cancer, disease, or damage in your mouth. Periodically, they’ll recommend an x-ray scan that will help them to see anything they’re unable to with their naked eye. If your… Read more »

Oral Cancer: Answering Your Questions

Do you spend time wondering if there’s something you could be doing differently to decrease your likelihood of experiencing oral cancer? Perhaps you know that it’s a serious problem but you’re not sure how you might go about monitoring your smile for this concern. When it comes to this type of cancer, it’s very important… Read more »

Oral Cancer FAQs

Just talking about oral disease may cause you to feel anxious. While it is not necessarily something you want to talk about, you probably find that a variety of questions pass through your mind when someone mentions oral cancer. Rather than shying away from this significant topic, we encourage you to feel empowered through knowledge. Understanding… Read more »

Oral Cancer Testing Improvements on the Horizon

We recently spoke about oral cancer treatment options. Fortunately, only five to 35% of mouth lesions end up with a malignant diagnosis. It’s easy to see why sores, bumps, and abnormal spots in your mouth are often overlooked as no cause of concern. There is a fine line between proactivity regarding your oral health versus… Read more »

How Does One Treat Oral Cancer?

Each year, over 43, 250 people are diagnosed with oral cancer. Of these, around half will pass away within five years. Why are oral cancer mortality rates so high? The fact is most people are not diagnosed until the late stages of the disease. However, with screenings during regular checkups, the disease can be diagnosed… Read more »

FAQs: What is Oral Pathology?

How often do you have a checkup? Many adults assume a checkup is a very minor procedure and one they can afford to miss. In fact, a checkup allows your dentist to watch for signs of dental disease, including gum disease and oral cancer. At Cerritos Dental Surgery, we offer our patients the latest in oral… Read more »

Understanding Your Oral Cancer Treatment Options

Although oral cancer is not one of the more common or well-known types of cancer, it has a relatively low survival rate because it is often not treated until it has already reached a late stage. In fact, the five year survival rate only averages about 57% nationwide. Identifying the signs of oral cancer while… Read more »