Regular dental exams provide great support for your smile when it comes to recognizing, and treating, common threats. When you see your dentist every six months, you can have problems with tooth decay or gum disease identified in time to avoid the complications that can result. With that said, when your Lake Orion, MI dentist scrutinizes your oral health for trouble, they look for more than just common threats. Oral cancer can put your overall well-being at serious risk. Early detection and treatment are important to a successful recovery. By providing oral cancer screenings that take advantage of VELscope technology, your dentist can identify, and test, signs of trouble early, so the appropriate care can start sooner.
Recognizing The Serious Threat Posed By Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is a life-threatening illness that needs to be taken seriously. Unfortunately, people whose cases are identified in later stages face worse odds for recovering. With VELscope, your dentist is able to test tissues that appear abnormal when those tissues would be difficult to detect. That means recognizing that something is wrong, and taking appropriate action, when the odds of successful treatment are higher.
Make Sure You Take Advantage Of The Many Benefits That Come With Regular Exams
Going without regular dental exams can leave you at an unnecessary risk for oral health issues over the years. Every time you see your dentist for routine care, you benefit from the careful cleaning your dentist provides, and the close review of your teeth, mouth, and gums. Patients who make a point to stay on top of their semiannual visits can have an easier time receiving early treatment for problems, while also being less likely to have issues that need treating.
Talk To Lake Orion Family Dentistry About Your Oral Cancer Screening
At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, patients can benefit from the use of modern technology like VELscope. Our practice is proud to make advanced care available to families from Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all other nearby communities. Our office also has charging stations for electrical car parking! To learn more, or to arrange a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.