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Dr.Jacqueline Albers | Oral Cancer Screenings in Louisville

John C. Kall, DMD, FAGD, MIAOMT
Jacqueline M. Albers, DMD
Keri W. Lock, DDS

Oral Cancer Screenings

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Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental cleaning visit for the patient. In fact it is perhaps the most important reasons to schedule your routine "check-up" appointments so that we are able to identify the start of a potential problem in its earliest stages. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker and/or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.

Recent research has identified a disturbing trend that reveals approximately 70% of oral pharyngeal cancers today are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the single most prevalent sexually transmitted infection in the USA. Fortunately, a simple saliva test (OraRisk HPV) is available to test for the presence of this virus.

 
 
 
Louisville Dentist | Oral Cancer Screenings. Jacqueline Albers is a Louisville Dentist.