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Have You Been Screened for Oral Cancer this Year? Marietta, GA

Have You Been Screened for Oral Cancer this Year?

Dental Screening

Is oral cancer on your radar? According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, one person dies in the United States every hour due to oral cancer. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we urge patients not to wait until they experience multiple symptoms of oral cancer, as it can often be too late. Oral cancer is highly treatable, but only if it is caught at its earliest stages. A simple and painless oral cancer screening at your dental office each year can be all you need to avoid fatal consequences of this disease.

What to Expect During an Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings are so quick and easy that many patients aren’t even aware that we’ve screened them. We like to conduct this evaluation during routine dental checkups. Dr. Gilreath will take a careful examination of all parts of your mouth, including areas that are difficult to see on your own. It is important to recognize physical signs of oral cancer such as:

  • Rough patches
  • Red and white bumps
  • Hard lumps

If you have a mouth sore that is not healing on its own (longer than 14 days), we also want to know about it, as this can be a sign of oral cancer. If a suspicious lesion is detected inside your mouth, we can schedule the proper biopsy to confirm a diagnosis. Again, if detected early, oral cancer treatment has an excellent success rate.

Who is Most at Risk?

Oral cancer can affect anyone. However, just like other cancers, there are certain factors that can make you more at risk for mouth cancer, including the following:

  • Men over 50
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Tobacco users (including chew, cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products)
  • HPV infection

If you are identified as a high-risk for oral cancer, we encourage you to get screened for oral cancer more frequently. For all other patients, oral cancer screening should be performed annually. How long has it been since you had yours? Call Gilreath Family Dentistry in Marietta today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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