Dental Exams Also Include an Early Screening for Signs of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer

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Each dental exam performed at Barry Family Dental is designed to address the various aspects of maintaining strong teeth and a healthy mouth. 

Dr. David Barry will examine your teeth and gums for any signs of cavities or periodontal disease. If an area of concerns is found, they will help you understand the applicable treatments or preventative measures.

The conclusion of the dental exam includes a basic screening for signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. Early detection of these serious oral health conditions significantly improves rates of treatment success.

Increased risk factors such as tobacco use and excessive alcohol intake, increase your chances of developing oral cancer at a younger age. A family history of oral and pharyngeal can also be a significant factor for early onset. Be sure to let Dr. David Barry know about any increased risk factors you have for oral cancer.

Should Dr. David Barry find a potential problem, they will likely refer you to a specialist who can help diagnose and start treatment for oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Orem, Utah area and you have concerns about oral or pharyngeal cancer, you should call 801-226-0441 to schedule a checkup and screening at Barry Family Dental.