Get Checked for Abnormal Gum Problems
SFCPID doctors are experts at diagnosing and often managing disorders and diseases that affect the gums. This can range from chronic irritations to autoimmune disorders to oral cancer. In fact, several of our patients credit us with saving their lives with early diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer. Ordinarily, none of these problems hurt, but they still need to be detected and diagnosed. We thoroughly check for signs of pathology at each exam and dental hygiene visit.
RISK FACTORS OF PATHOLOGY
Your oral health has been proven to be linked to your overall health, so regular screenings for disease is necessary. Diagnosing and identifying oral disease should be done by one of our experienced dental professionals who will examine your head, neck, jaw, mouth, gums and soft tissues. While you may not look or feel like you have any forms of disease, it is still important to be checked. Common risk factors for oral pathology include:
- Tobacco Use
- Alcohol Abuse
- Unhealthy Diet
- Poor Oral Health