Your routine dental exam and cleaning at Dr. John Freemon‘s clinic is an important aspect of maintaining good oral health. This simple appointment will clean tartar from your teeth, while monitoring the overall health of your mouth.
Early detection of oral health problems like periodontal disease, cavities, and oral cancer can improve your treatment options. If Dr. John Freemon finds a problem with your teeth or gums, he can help you understand the best treatment or preventative measure.
At the end of the dental exam, Dr. John Freemon will perform a screening for any signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. This involves a cursory examination of your tongue, throat, face, and neck for any swelling or abnormal discoloration. Be sure to tell let Dr. John Freemon know about any increased risk factors or concerns you have. This could include a family history of oral and pharyngeal cancer. Tobacco use and frequent alcohol consumption can also increase your chances of developing oral cancers.
If Dr. John Freemon has any concerns, he will refer you to a specialist to seek further treatment. Detecting oral or pharyngeal cancer early can significantly improve your treatment options and success.
If you live in the Woodstock, Georgia, area and you are concerned that you may have developed oral or pharyngeal cancer, you should call 770-928-0871 to schedule a checkup and screening.