Oral trauma, cavities, and gum disease are just a few of the more worrisome problems that can affect your mouth. It’s also important to note that oral and pharyngeal cancer can cause significant discomfort, as well as other complications. Undetected or untreated these oral health maladies can potentially prove life-threatening.
To improve your chances of catching oral and pharyngeal cancer the American Dental Association recommends that you have a dental checkup performed every six months.
This important appointment involves a comprehensive dental cleaning and dental exam performed by Dr. Ronald D. Walker and his staff. This will detect any early signs of tooth decay or gum disease problems. Should Dr. Ronald D. Walker note any areas of concern, he will help you understand the necessary treatments or preventative measures.
Each dental checkup concludes with a basic screening for signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. Early detection of these serious oral health conditions significantly improves rates of treatment success.
If he notices an area of concern he will likely refer you to a specialist who can help diagnose your oral and pharyngeal cancer. This is an important step in developing an effective long-term treatment plan as well as minimizing your chances of suffering undue complications.
If you live in the Oro Valley, Arizona, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 520-297-2511 to schedule a checkup at Dr. Ronald D. Walker, DDS’s dental offices.