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Did you know oral cancer is the third most common case of cancer? Oral cancer may start with a growth or sore in the mouth which does not go away. The cancer may affect the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, or throat. Some risk factors for oral cancer include: smoking, tobacco usage, heavy drinking, excessive exposure to the sun, and a family history of cancer.
At Cottonwood Dental Group, oral cancer screenings for Highlands Ranch patients are imperative! A regular screening will include looking for any abnormal tissue changes in the neck, head, face, or oral cavity.
Since the naked eye may not be able to detect any serious issues or irregularities at an early stage, a VELscope test may be performed once a year. A VELscope is a powerful tool which assists in discovering any oral abnormalities. The tool’s blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissues of the mouth to naturally fluoresce and highlight any inflammation or bacteria present in the mouth. The VELscope is safe, easy to use, and life saving. “With the VELscope, cancer can be detected before it has time to spread.” –Dr. Parsons.
Drs. DeLapp and Parsons are deeply concerned about your health. Our practice goes above and beyond to ensure your oral health is optimal with regular oral cancer screenings for our Highlands Ranch patients. Call to schedule an appointment and get screened today!
Your goal of an overall healthy mouth and body is attainable through dentistry near Littleton, CO.
‘‘A healthy smile and a healthy mouth lend themselves to a healthy body.
– Dr. Parsons
You may have had a bad dental experience in the past leaving you anxious or fearful of the dentist. Let’s alleviate your fears together with sedation dentistry!
Sedation is ideal for you if you suffer from dental anxiety or will be undergoing a lengthy procedure. Our experienced sedation dentistry Highlands Ranch team will educate you on which sedation option is best for you: