Three Reasons To Get Screened For Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer because it often goes undiagnosed until the most advanced stages. Many patients don’t know the signs and symptoms of oral cancer and don’t schedule regular visits to their dentist, so often times oral cancer goes undetected. Dr. Richard W. Van Gurp Cosmetic General Implant Dentistry, Dr. Richard Van Gurp offers regular screenings for complex dental problems, including oral cancer. If you have not scheduled a dental check-up, we suggest you visit our Charlotte, NC dental office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Van Gurp. Dr. Van Gurp will work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses all your needs. To schedule an appointment, you can call our Charlotte, NC dental office or schedule an appointment online.

Why You Should Get Screened For Oral Cancer

  • Quick: Getting screened for oral cancer only takes a few minutes out of your visit.
  • Effective: Dr. Van Gurp carefully examines your oral cavity to check for any signs of oral cancer. Patients with oral cancer may experience lesion, sores, lumps, tenderness, pain, discomfort anywhere in their oral cavity, face, or neck. Routine screenings can save your life. If oral cancer is caught in its earliest stages, patients may have access to a broader range of treatments.
  • Access: Getting screened for oral cancer doesn’t require any extra time during your visit. It is all included in your biannual preventive care visits.

Dr. Van Gurp is a highly trained dentist in Charlotte, NC who is dedicated to helping patients achieve a healthier smile. Dr. Van Gurp will work with each patient to get them the dental care they need. If you have not scheduled a biannual exam, we suggest you visit our Charlotte dental office. If you notice any signs of oral cancer, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.