The American Cancer Society recommends a comprehensive oral evaluation and soft tissue exam annually, but only one in five patients follow through,” Dr. Receveur said. “The most important factors to survive oral cancer are early detection and diagnosis.
New Albany, IN (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
In honor of April being Oral Cancer Awareness month, New Albany cosmetic dentist Ronald Receveur wants to remind everyone to schedule an oral cancer screening.
“The American Cancer Society recommends a comprehensive oral evaluation and soft tissue exam annually, but only one in five patients follow through,” Dr. Receveur said. “The most important factors to survive oral cancer are early detection and diagnosis.”
Dr. Ronald Receveur, who practices in New Albany, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., uses ViziLite Oral Cancer Screening in his New Albany contemporary dental implant center.
“ViziLite is a quick and painless exam that can catch precancerous abnormalities,” Dr. Receveur said. “Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when caught in the early stages.”
Oral cancer found in its earliest stage is treated successfully more than 90 percent of the time, he said.
As part of the test, patients swish a liquid solution in their mouth for about 30 seconds. This solution will make potentially cancerous and cancerous cells stand out when exposed under a special light.
“The total exam takes about two minutes and is fast and painless,” Dr. Receveur said.
People with high risk factors for oral cancer may be more likely to benefit from oral cancer screening, though studies haven't clearly proved that. increased risk factors for oral cancer include:
● Tobacco use
● Heavy alcohol consumption
● Previous oral cancer
● Oral Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) exposure
During a standard oral exam, a dentist looks over the inside of your mouth to check for red or white patches or mouth sores. Using gloved hands, the dentist also feels the tissues in your mouth to check for lumps or other abnormalities.
“Many people have sores in their mouths, with most being noncancerous,” Dr. Receveur said. “An oral exam can't determine which sores are cancerous.”
Oral cancer screening is one of many services Dr. Receveur offers.
Dr. Receveur, one of Louisville’s best cosmetic and reconstruction dentists, can provide smile dental care such as teeth cleanings, fillings, crowns, extractions and root canals. He also can do more advanced cosmetic dentistry like All on Six and All on Four dental implants, teeth in a day and teeth in an hour, bone grafting and sinus lifts, all with IV sedation dentistry. Implants come with a 10-year warranty.
Dr. Receveur receives regular continuing education, accruing more than 5,000 hours of postgraduate training. His numerous advanced certifications in Comprehensive Restorative, Implant, Sedation and Aesthetic Dentistry allow him to provide the most current dentistry to his patients.
Dr. Receveur is New Albany, Ind., native. He graduated from Indiana University Southeast with honors in chemistry. He earned his doctorate from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Dental Surgery.
Dr. Receveur has been providing Louisville and New Albany cosmetic dental treatment, dental implant surgery and family dentistry since 1981.
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