We take pride in doing everything we can to ensure not only a healthy and beautiful smile but systemic health as well. Early detection of oral cancer is critical in increasing survival rates for patients who have developed an oral cancer. Common risk factors for mouth and throat cancers include heavy consumption of alcohol, tobacco use, particularly when they are used in combination, and infection with HPV.
A good rule of thumb is when in doubt, get it out! If Dr. Holloway or her team ever see anything suspicious that does not resolve in a few weeks’ time, a referral for a biopsy will provided.