It is important to have a regular dental examination. An examination of the tissues to rule out any obvious pathology should be performed by the dentist. This is specially important for people in high risk categories. Everyone know that smoking and alcohol consumption are high risk activities for oral cancer. If you participate in these activities you should have an oral cancer examination at least every year. The latest research has identified the human papilloma virus as a etiology for oral cancer. Papilloma lesions can be identified on a routine dental examination. Dr. Michael Bleeker is skilled at performing oral cancer screenings in Scottsdale and has specialized training in identifying oral lesions and making the appropriate referral. If you live in Arizona use a lot of sunscreen when out in the sun!
For questions, contact Michael L. Bleeker, DMD, today.