We provide blood pressure and oral cancer screenings at every new patient and regular maintenance visit. These screenings allow Dr. Keller to identify serious problems that can affect your health, such as high blood pressure and oral cancer at the earliest possible stage.
If your blood pressure is greater than 140/90, if is elevated. If it is greater than 160/100, no treatment will occur and you will be referred to your physician for medical management before elective dental care.
During the oral cancer screenings, the doctor and hygienist look for the signs and symptoms of oral cancer, including: a sore or irritation in your mouth that does not go away within 2 weeks, visible red or white patches in the mouth, pain or tenderness in the mouth or lips, a lump or small eroded area in the mouth or throat, difficulty chewing or swallowing, and a change in a way your teeth or dentures fit together when you close your mouth. If you notice any of these signs, we encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible.
We want the best possible oral health for our patients, which is why we offer screenings for oral cancer. We understand that oral cancer is not something people want to deal with, but if you come into our office and go through the screening, this gives us a chance to identify and treat the cancer before it becomes more serious. We want our patients to have top-notch oral health, and we will do everything we can to make that happen. You deserve to be happy and have the health you need to live a normal life. We are happy to help you in any way we can.
Have you seen or felt something in your mouth that concerns you? Are you interested in getting an oral cancer screening to check your oral health? Call us today! We are happy to help you in any way we can.