Protection from Dangerous Issues
Oral Cancer Biopsies
Oral cancer is an extremely dangerous form of cancer, and it is often hard to detect until it has progressed into its later stages and spread throughout the rest of the body. If we notice an abnormality during your appointment, we will take a biopsy and have it analyzed to ensure that you are fully aware of any potential health issues, including oral cancer.
Do I Need a Biopsy?
Providing Peace of Mind
We take biopsies of your mouth and gums to test for oral cancer, and to make sure that your mouth is healthy and free of any other major issues. Typically, we do not suggest biopsies for patients unless we notice some kind of abnormality with your gum or oral tissue. You may need a biopsy if you conform to the most common risk factors for oral cancer, such as heavy smoking, years of unprotected exposure to the sun, prolonged alcohol use, or if you are over the age of 55.
what if my test is positive?
how we can help
Often, dentists will be the first medical professionals to notice oral cancer, as it is usually symptomless until it has advanced past its early stages. If your test comes back positive, there is a good chance that we’ve caught the cancer early, before it has spread to another part of your body. In this case, our team of specialists will work closely with oncologists and other professionals to make sure that you get the care you need to eliminate cancer and recover.
Comprehensive Oral Care
Get A Cancer Screening And Biopsy Today
Whether you’ve been referred to our office by another dentist for a biopsy, or you simply wish to come in and have your mouth examined for oral cancer, our team is here to help. With our advanced imaging and diagnostic tools, we can help identify any potential cases of oral cancer, take biopsies, and ensure that you’re completely informed about your health. Give us a call at (270) 842-0166 to get started, or come to our office at 1716 Ashley Circle, Bowling Green, KY 42104 for more information.