Over 45,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. This disease has a fatality rate of 43 percent within five years. Thankfully, with early detection, oral cancer can be effectively treated to heal patients’ gum tissue and save their lives.
Dr. Jacobsen performs visual assessments for oral cancer at every routine cleaning and examination. We also conduct annual oral cancer screenings using our advanced detection system, which uses fluorescent light to highlight tissue abnormalities. If we notice any irregular symptoms, we will recommend appropriate treatment or refer you to a specialist.