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Oral and pharyngeal cancer is sometimes thought of as an oral health condition that tends to afflict the elderly population. Even though the average age of diagnosis is 62 years of age it is possible for these oral cancers to develop at an earlier age.

The chances of this happening can be exacerbated by risk factors like a family history of oral cancer, frequent tobacco use, and regular alcohol consumption can increase your chances of developing oral cancer at a younger age.

Fortunately, your routine dental checkup at John S. Grisham, DDS includes a basic screening for any overt signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. Once your dental has been completed and Dr. John S. Grisham has examined your teeth and gums, he will perform an oral cancer screening. This involves a cursory examination of your mouth, gums, neck, tongue, and throat.

Research has shown that early detection and diagnosis of these oral health conditions can greatly improve your chances of treatment success. That is why it is important to get your checkups done regularly.

If you live in the Littleton, New Hampshire, area and you have oral or pharyngeal cancer concerns, you should not delay in calling 603-444-2100 to schedule a checkup with an oral cancer screening at John S. Grisham, DDS. Our team is always happy to help you have a beautiful and healthy smile.