Phoenix Cosmetic and Implant Dentist Dr. Wilcox Review the Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

At our Phoenix cosmetic dental office, each patient who has a hygiene visit receives an oral cancer screening. Why?  Consider these facts; 1. One person dies every hour from oral cancer in America. 2. The survival rate is approximately 52% after 5 years. 3. With early detection, survival rates improve to 80%+. 4. Only 25% of oral cancer is detected early. 5. Those who survive late diagnosis are often grossly disfigured from the aggressive surgery required to remove the cancer. 6. Oral cancer has increased 11% since 2007. 7. Oral cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the US and is more prevalent than skin cancer (malignant melanoma) and 3 time more prevalent than cervical cancer. For more information about Phoenix dental implants with 3D cone beam imaging design, visit www.DesertSmiles.com.