New Albany, IN (PRWEB) June 26, 2014
In light of the death earlier this month of Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn due to salivary gland cancer, New Albany dentist Dr. Ronald Receveur is urging all Americans to be on the lookout for signs of oral cancer.
In an average year, 42,000 people in this country will find out they have oral cancer. Sixty-four percent will survive for five years or more.
“Obviously dentists are looking for signs of oral cancer every time you come and see us,” Dr. Receveur said. “But nearly one-third of all Americans do not see the dentist regularly, so they need to know the signs of oral cancer.”
Oral cancer occurs on the cheeks, tongue, roof of mouth, floor of mouth, lips, gums and throat.
Dr. Receveur offers these seven tips for what to look for as part of early oral-cancer detection:
1. If you are male, 50 years old or older, are a longtime smoker or drinker, or have oral human papillomavirus (HPV), you are at higher risk for oral cancer.
2. Sores that won’t go away.
3. Red or white patches.
4. Numbness or tenderness in any parts of the mouth.
5. A crusty or lumpy spot in any part of your mouth.
6. Difficulty moving your tongue.
7. A change in the way your teeth fit together.
Dr. Receveur urges anyone with any of these signs to schedule an appointment for earliest diagnosis.
“The key to defeating oral cancer is early detection,” he said. “Oral cancer doesn’t care whether you have dentures, implants, or all of your natural teeth.”
Dr. Receveur, who practices in New Albany, IN, across the Ohio River from Louisville, KY, is a Louisville family cosmetic dentist providing teeth cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, teeth whitening and veneers.
Dr. Receveur also is an expert in more advanced implant dentistry like All on Four dental implants, All on Six dental implants, mini dental implants, dental implants in one day, dental implants in one hour, Strickland facelift dentures, bone grafting and sinus lifts, all with IV sedation dentistry.
Dr. Receveur offers a lifetime warranty on dental implants and a five-year warranty on all cosmetic and prosthetic work.
Dr. Receveur, a New Albany native, has been the family dentist of choice for Southern Indiana and Louisville since 1981.
Dr. Receveur was born with a partial cleft palate that left him with a missing front tooth. As a child he “wore an awful removable partial.” As a teenager, Dr. Receveur received a permanent bridge, but his dentist destroyed one of his healthy, natural teeth in the process. These dental experiences helped drive him to find better dental solutions for his patients.
Dr. Receveur graduated from Indiana University Southeast with honors in chemistry, after which he earned his doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Receveur has attended more than 5,000 hours of post-graduate training and even gone to Portugal to study with the best dentists in the world. He has been awarded numerous advanced certifications in Implant, Sedation, Comprehensive, Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry so he may provide the most current dental techniques to his Louisville and New Albany dental patients.
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