We’re concerned with your overall oral health—not just the health of the teeth and gums, but all the soft tissues in your oral cavity and oropharynx. That’s why we make intra- and extra-oral head and neck exams a routine part of your regular hygiene visit. We screen for dysplasia, oral cancer and a host of other oral diseases. The following statistics from the National Cancer Institute’s SEER Database, 1999-2006, show you why we take the time:
Found early, while still localized (confined to the primary site), oral cancer’s five-year survival rate is about 83%.
Found while regional (progressed to regional lymph nodes) the five-year survival rate is about 55%.
Found late, oral cancer’s five-year survival rate is approximately 32%.
Vernon Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Burns has years of advanced training in the early detection of oral cancer. Call today to schedule an appointment that could save your life.
Jeffrey Burns, D.M.D.
933 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Connecticut 06066
Phone (860) 870-4410
Fax: (860) 870-2567