According to the American Cancer Society, over 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year, with over 7000 of these cases resulting in the death of the patient. Fortunately, oral cancer can be diagnosed with an annual cancer exam provided by Drs. Abron or Miller If caught early, oral cancer can be effectively treated. Oral cancer is a pathologic process, which begins by producing no symptoms making it hard to recognize without an exam. There are many types of oral cancer, including teratoma, adenocarcinoma and melanoma. The most common form of oral cancer is malignant squamous cell carcinoma, which typically originates in the lip and mouth tissue. There are many other places in which oral cancers occur, including: the tongue, salivary glands, throat, gums, and face.

The oral cancer examination is completely painless. Drs. Abron or Miller will look for abnormalities and feel the face, glands, and neck for unusual bumps. Lasers may be used to highlight pathologic changes, and can “look” below the surface for spots and lesions invisible to the naked eye. Some of the signs that will be investigated are red patches and sores. Red patches on the floor of the mouth, or the front of the tongue, and bleeding sores which fail to heal easier, can be indicative of cancerous changes. Leukoplakia is a hardened white or gray, slightly raised lesion that can appear inside the mouth, and may be cancerous. Signs of these will be examined as well. Finally, soreness, lumps or the general thickening of tissue anywhere in the throat or mouth can signal pathologic signs, and will be examined.

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The oral cancer examination is completely painless.

If abnormalities, lesions, lumps, or leukoplakia are apparent, Drs. Abron or Miller will implement a treatment plan that is right for you. Treatment options vary according to the precise diagnosis, but may include: excision, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

It is also important to note that over 75% of oral cancers are linked with avoidable behaviors such as smoking, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption. Drs. Abron or Miller can provide you with literature and options about quitting dangerous behaviors such as tobacco use.

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Why Choose Dr. Abron

  • 3-years of specialty training and education beyond the standard four years of dental school in the placement of dental implants and handling more challenging, severe and complex dental implant cases.
  • A periodontist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. 
  • Specializes in saving natural teeth through a wide range of advanced procedures to rebuild healthy gum tissues that surround and support your teeth and implants or reverse bone loss in the jaw.
  • Is an expert in treatment of oral inflammation and familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

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