Dr. Tamimi at Royal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is highly trained diagnosing and surgically treating cancer of the head, neck and mouth.
The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Oral cancer’s mortality is particularly high, not because it is hard to detect or diagnose, but because the cancer is often discovered late in its development. Your family dentist or OMS is in the best position to detect oral cancer during your routine dental examinations.
Everyone should perform an oral cancer self-exam each month. An oral examination is performed using a bright light and a mirror:
When performing a self-examination, look for the following:
Your mouth is one of your body's most important early warning systems. Don't ignore any suspicious lumps or sores. Should you discover something, make an appointment for a prompt examination. Early treatment may well be the key to complete recovery.
Don't risk it Perform an oral cancer self-exam each month, Dr. Tamim and Team are here to answer all your questions, feel free to call the office for a consultation at anytime, rest assured you have a team here that have a passion for treating and diagnosing complex facial and oral diseases.