12109 Centennial Station, Warminster, PA
According to research conducted by the American Cancer society, more than 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year. More than 7,000 of these cases result in the death of the patient. The good news is that oral cancer can easily be diagnosed with an annual oral cancer exam, and effectively treated when caught in its earliest stages.
Oral cancer is a pathologic process which begins with an asymptomatic stage during which the usual cancer signs may not be readily noticeable. This makes the oral cancer examinations performed by the dentist critically important. Oral cancers can be of varied histologic types such as teratoma, adenocarcinoma and melanoma. The most common type of oral cancer is the malignant squamous cell carcinoma. This oral cancer type usually originates in lip and mouth tissues.
There are many different places in the oral cavity and maxillofacial region in which oral cancers commonly occur, including:
Oropharyngeal Region (throat)
It is important to note that around 75 percent of oral cancers are linked with modifiable behaviors such as smoking, tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption. Your dentist can provide literature and education on making lifestyle changes and smoking cessation.
When oral cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stages, treatment is generally very effective. Any noticeable abnormalities in the tongue, gums, mouth or surrounding area should be evaluated by a health professional as quickly as possible. During the oral cancer exam, the dentist and dental hygienist will be scrutinizing the maxillofacial and oral regions carefully for signs of pathologic changes.
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Dr Bichefsky was incredible. My son had an emergency and I called the office. They told me to bring him into the office and they would take care of him as soon as he got there. When we arrived at thee office we were taken into the back where Dr Bichefsky took care of my son immediately...Lisa A.
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Great dentist & staff. The dentist and his entire staff were very friendly and extremely caring. This was my first experience with Dr. Bichefsky and his staff and I will definitely recommend them to everyone I know!... Horace D.
Dr. Howell H. Bichefsky,
provides quality, professional dental services!
Dr Bichefsky and his staff provide all the following Quality Dental Services
We also provide all the following Cosmetic Dental Services
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