Dr. Sheridan and his team develop meaningful relationships with their patients. You are our dental family! We value you and your long-term health.
The last thing we would want is for a disease as deadly as oral cancer to surprise you or one of your family members. The early treatment of oral cancer results in a higher survival rate. Unfortunately, many patients do not know they are suffering from cancer until it is too late.
Early Detection for Likely Success
Some individuals with oral cancer do not notice any signs or symptoms. When indications of oral cancer go unnoticed, the problem develops until it becomes irreversible.
The best way to protect yourself from oral cancer is with regular oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer screenings are a pivotal part of the dental visit for most patients. With advanced dental technology, we are now able to pinpoint the signs of cancer in their very earliest stages.
With early detection, treatment is simple. It is less costly, and it has a much higher success rate than later forms of treatment.
Comfortable Oral Cancer Screenings
Dr. Sheridan is interested in providing a fearless kind of dentistry. He wants his patients to feel calm and confident every time they walk into our office.
Patients should know that our oral cancer screenings are brief, easy, and totally pain-free. The screening process involves a quick physical exam, followed by an ultraviolet light or a similar detection device. These devices allow us to view tissues that can’t always been seen by the human eye alone.
Avoiding the Dangers of Oral Cancer
The best ways to avoid oral cancer include:
- Avoid smoking and using tobacco products
- Minimize alcohol consumption
- Visit your dentist for regular oral health exams
- Receive yearly oral cancer screenings