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Have You Gotten Your Oral Cancer Screening This Year? Marietta, GA

Have You Gotten Your Oral Cancer Screening This Year?

Today, nearly 100 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States. For the fifth straight year in a row, the oral cancer rate is increasing. Approximately 42,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013. Unfortunately, this is not a rare cancer. Contrary to what many people believe, oral cancer is not just caused by heavy tobacco use.

The second primary cause of oral cancer is exposure to the human papilloma virus, or HPV-16 specifically. The HPV-16 virus is transmitted through the skin or sexual contact. This is the same virus that causes most cervical cancers in women.

The good news is, that if detected at early stages, oral cancer has up to a 90% survival rate! The question now becomes, how is oral cancer detected? Oral cancer screenings are available at your local dentist. Gilreath Family Dentistry proudly offers oral cancer screenings to our patients. At each visit, the doctors and hygienists evaluate the oral tissues for obvious cancer lesions. Always be sure to discuss any new bumps or ulcers or unusually colored parts of your mouth or throat with your doctor. We also recommend that you have an advanced cancer screening once every year. This advanced screening uses a specific medical device (ViziLite or VELscope) which involves special light that shows the cancer before it is visible to our eyes. This procedure is totally painless and non-invasive. It does not use dyes or stains and only takes a couple of minutes to perform. Most insurance companies will cover the screening cost, or you may use it towards a flexible spending or health-savings account.

Be proactive with your health, especially your oral health. Unfortunately, the majority of oral cancers are found as late stage cancers, which accounts for the very high death rate of about 43% at five years from diagnosis. Contact Gilreath Family Dentistry today for your oral cancer screening.

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Our Client Reviews

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 103 reviews

Susan

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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