Oral cancer screenings with each evaluation
Oral cancer screenings are an essential part of maintaining your oral health. These screenings can detect the early signs of oral cancer, which gives you a better chance of beating this disease and improving your overall quality of life. Dr. Richard J. Koeltl and his team at RK Dentistry of Danville, California, perform routine oral cancer tests to look for the early signs of mouth cancer.
Why is it important to have oral cancer screenings performed by your dentist?
There are many reasons why it is crucial to have regular oral cancer screenings. One reason is that oral cancer is often not detected until it has reached more advanced stages. This means that by the time most people are diagnosed, the disease has already spread to other parts of the body and become much more difficult to treat.
Another reason oral cancer screenings are so important is that they enable healthcare professionals to detect and remove precancerous lesions before they turn into cancer. This helps to reduce your risk of developing oral cancer and can vastly improve your quality of life.
What can I expect during my oral cancer screening?
This test is done within just a few minutes. Dr. Richard J. Koeltl starts by looking at your mouth and neck for any visible signs of cancer. He will also use a special light to check your mouth tissue for any abnormal signs. Once he has completed the exam, he will review the results with you and let you know if anything looks suspicious. If needed, Dr. Koeltl may also perform a biopsy to obtain a sample of tissue that might be concerning and have it tested further in a laboratory.
Request an oral cancer screening with our dentist today!
At RK Dentistry, Dr. Richard J. Koeltl works with his team to ensure that every patient receives routine oral cancer screenings and preventive care tailored to their specific needs.
If you are due for an appointment, contact us today at 925-732-5516 to book a screening and learn more about how we can help you maintain your oral health and wellness.
Our office is conveniently located in Danville, California, open to new and returning patients.