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VIENNA, VA, June 22, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Oral cancer screening is a routine part of a dental examination, and Dr. Ardalan Sanati, Vienna dentist, places further importance on this test. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away, and includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the hard, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and throat, which can all be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.
By providing oral cancer screenings, Dr. Sanati, McLean dentist, hopes to catch oral cancer early in its tracks before a person has any symptoms. Detecting oral cancer before it begins can help treat it more easily because by the time symptoms appear cancer may have already begun to spread.
"It is important to remember that you do not necessarily have oral cancer if we suggest a screening test. Screenings are given when you have no cancer symptoms, and help us to take charge of the health of your mouth. At each appointment these screenings help me to find any problem areas in your mouth so that I can treat symptoms before they worsen," said Dr. Sanati, cosmetic dentist in McLean.
During the oral cancer screening, Dr. Ardalan Sanati, McLean cosmetic dentist, will look over the inside of a patient's mouth to check for red or white patches or mouth sores. Using gloved hands, Dr. Sanati will also feel the tissues in a patient's mouth to check for lumps or other abnormalities.
Many people have abnormal sores in their mouths, with majority being noncancerous. AN oral exam can't determine which sores are cancerous and which are not, but if a sore is found the best way to definitively determine whether it is oral cancer or not is to remove some abnormal cells and test them for cancer in a procedure called a biopsy.
Not all medical associations agree about the benefits of an oral exam for oral cancer screenings. Dr. Ardalan Sanati, Vienna implant dentist, believes that every patient should receive proper oral cancer screenings with each of their appointments to assure there are no signs of anything serious.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanati, McLean implant dentist, patients are invited to visit the appointment requesting feature online at http://www.tysonsdentistry.com , or by calling the office at (703) 442-0770.
About Dr. Ardalan Sanati: Dr. Ardalan Sanati works with his wife Dr. Shohreh Shahram to meet the needs of their patients in the Vienna area. Drs. Sanati and Shahram received their Doctoral of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2008. They are licensed in the states of Virginia and Maryland to practice cosmetic dentistry. Providing services in bonding, teeth whitening and implants in addition to several other cosmetic dentistry services, Drs. Sanati and Shahram stay on the cutting edge of dental advancements to deliver the best in quality dental care patients need.
Dr. Ardalan Sanati
8605 Westwood Center Drive
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
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