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One of the most pressing oral health concerns is oral cancer. While it’s not incredibly common, contracting this disease is easy if you don’t take the proper steps to have good oral health and prevent cancerous tissue from growing within your mouth.

That’s why we recommend regular oral cancer screenings, and offer them here at Eastside Periodontics in Center Line, Michigan. Let’s take a deeper look at their value and why you need them.

Why they’re important

Oral cancer screenings are important because, if caught early, it’s treatable and any damage caused can be fixed with relative ease. If you let the problems go, however, you put yourself at great risk for more serious complications, and oral cancer can even become life threatening.

What to look for

If you have a family history of oral cancer, or have had bad oral health in the past and want to keep an eye on things at home, there are a few things you can look for on your own that’ll help you diagnose the problem. If you have a persistent sore throat, unexplained bleeding, or red and white spots all over the inside of your mouth, you should call us right away. These are only three of many symptoms that may end up being precancerous.

To schedule a screening, call today at 586-757-5454.