ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS

Oral cancer screenings are performed to detect early signs of the disease and protect the health of our patients.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Screening is done to detect asymptomatic people with cancer. Thankfully, the vast majority of people turn out to be cancer-free. Here at Embrace Dental in Sparks, NV, we appreciate and value screening and the fact that it gives us a better chance at curing people.

Oral cancer screening

How Often is it Done?

So, what’s the consensus on oral cancer screening? There are guidelines for types of cancers like colorectal and lung cancer, but what about oral cancer? Well, it’s recommended that you visit your dentist twice a year, or every 6 months to be precise. At Embrace Dental, we perform an oral cancer screening during these visits. You’re getting screened for cancer twice a year. Every time we don’t report anything back to you means we found nothing suspicious and you can put your mind at ease.

How to Lower Your Risk of Oral Cancer

Most diseases in the world have risk factors and oral cancers are not an exception. The primary risk factor leading to oral cancer is smoking. The heavier and longer your tobacco use the higher your risk. A person who has been smoking half a pack of cigarettes per day for 5 years is at a lower risk than someone who’s been smoking 2 packs a day for 15 years.

Alcohol is another prominent oral cancer risk factor. Again, how much you use and how long you’ve been using it for is significant. Cutting back on both of these substances is incredibly beneficial.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has been complicated in the development of cancer in the back of your mouth and larynx. Luckily, we have a vaccine now that is given in 2 or 3 doses to provide immunity against the virus and lower the risk of cancer from i

BUSINESS HOURS

Mon & Tue 8:30am – 5pm
Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat & Sun CLOSED

775-391-6212

LOCATION

4760 Galleria Pkwy #102-104
Sparks, NV 89436

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TREATMENTS

General Dentistry

Exams and cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and oral cancer screenings.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic injections, veneers, Invisalign, orthodontics, teeth whitening.

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Restorative Dentistry

Bridges, crowns, fillings, dentures, extractions, inlays and onlays.

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Pediatric Dentistry

We offer a variety of pediatric dentistry services and teach kids proper dental hygiene habits.

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TMJ Treatment

We provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for Temporal Mandibular Jaw Disorder.

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Emergency Dentistry

Get immediate, emergency treatment for any trauma to the mouth.

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OUR GUARANTEE

What is in our control, we will guarantee. The quality of our workmanship and materials, is our responsibility, and we will fix or repair any work that fails, here in our office. We will always do the right thing, standing behind the work done at our office. This guarantee covers any problems that later become evident, like a crown coming off, a filling that falls out, or a denture or crown that needs to be adjusted. If a treatment, like a root canal, needs to be repeated, there will be no additional charge to fix work under guarantee.

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    ADDRESS

    4760 Galleria Pkwy # 102-104
    Sparks, NV 89436

    CONTACT US

    Tel: 775.391.6212
    Fax: 775.499.5429

    BUSINESS HOURS

    MON & TUE 8:30am – 5:00pm
    WED-FRI 10:00am – 5:00pm

    CONTACT US

    Tel: 775.391.6212
    Fax: 775.499.5429

    ADDRESS

    4760 Galleria Pkwy # 102-104
    Sparks, NV 89436

    BUSINESS HOURS

    MON & TUE 8:30am – 5:00pm
    WED-FRI 10:00 – 5:00pm