As an adult, you don’t want wires and brackets interfering with your day-to-day routine and leaving you feeling self-conscious. Dr. Owens offers two effective and discreet solutions for adults seeking to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues: Invisalign and Clear Correct.
The Facts About Oral Cancer
- 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year
- 8,000 People will die from oral cancer this year.
- 90% Survival rate with early detection.
Early detection saves lives.
With early detection, the survival rate for oral cancer increases exponentially.
This is why we offer in-office oral cancer screenings to all of our patients. During your oral cancer screening, Dr. Owens carefully examines the interior of the mouth, including the back of your throat and tongue, as well as the lymph nodes in your neck. If any abnormalities are found, a biopsy may be taken and sent to a local lab for further analysis.
It is our goal to detect oral cancer in the earliest stages possible. If you think you may be experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact us to schedule an exam and oral cancer screening immediately.
Some of the late stage symptoms include:
- Bleeding sores
- Difficulty chewing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Numbness of tongue
- Ear pain
- Lumps in mouth
The majority or oral cancer patients do not experience any symptoms until the later stages.