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Cancer in any form is a serious health concern, and finding it early offers the best chance of treatment. Oral or mouth cancer is often undetected until it has begun to spread to other areas of the body, increasing the risk of death. Oral cancer screening is one of the best ways to identify signs of mouth cancer early, when it is at its most treatable. As part our general dentistry options, our dental team at Johns Creek Dental Studio offers effective oral cancer screening, which we can perform during your checkups at our clinic in Alpharetta, GA.

An estimated 10,000 people die from oral cancer every year in the U.S. While it is not the most prolific type of cancer, it does respond well to treatment when detected and treated in the early stages. The chance of survival increases drastically when oral cancer is identified early to begin treatment before it spreads to other areas.

The problem with oral cancer is that there are often few or no signs that it is present. By the time that symptoms appear, it may be too late. However, some possible symptoms include:

  • Mouth sores that do not heal within two weeks
  • Lumps or bumps on the oral tissues
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Red or white patches on the oral tissues

The changes in the oral tissues when cancer is present can be detected, but often, not by the naked eye. With oral screening, specialized tools can be used to inspect the oral cavity to detect any tissue changes that can be the first signs of oral cancer.

Identify Mouth Cancer Early

Oral cancer screening is non-invasive and can be performed in a few minutes during your routine dental exams. This simple screening can be life-saving and identify mouth cancer in the earliest stages when completed on a routine basis. Detection of oral cancer can improve your chances of effective treatment to prolong your life.

At your next checkup, cleaning or treatment at Johns Creek Dental Studio, ask about oral cancer screening. It can be performed during any visit and could save your life. Contact our office in Alpharetta, GA, to schedule your next appointment, and make sure to ask for an oral cancer screening.

What Our Happy Patients Say

Sam S.

The staff is so incredible here! They got me the care I needed very quickly, and they answered all my questions about my procedure and aftercare. They also showed me pictures of my teeth, so I could have visuals to know exactly what concerns they were talking about before my procedure. 10/10 will be back for all my dental needs!

Milan P.

This is hands down the best dentist I have ever been too. I can’t express how grateful I am with all the staff and Dr. Parikh. Dr. Parikh and the treatment coordinator, whose name is also Milan(!!) always took the time to explain all the treatment I needed. I will most definitely return and recommend this office to all of my friends and family!

Christina N.

I had to have a root canal and deep cleaning, all the doctor's and staff are so kind and patient with me. I do suffer a little anxiety going to the dentist and being 67 years of age I have had my share of different dentist. But I must say they are the best. Makes me wonder about the service i have been getting over the years from other dentist

Elizabeth D.

Very nice staff and Dr. Parikh was great. Explained everything thoroughly to me. Dentists visits are never comfortable but Dr. Parikh did his best work and told me to let him know if I needed to pause. Would go back regularly if I weren’t temporarily living here!

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