Cancer can be a scary, difficult disease to experience and manage. Dr. Craig Wada understands your situation and that is why he offers special treatment for head and neck cancer patients in Rocklin, California.
Head and neck cancer can affect the oral cavity, salivary glands, sinuses, and lymph nodes. The main causes of head and neck cancers include tobacco (either smoked or chewed) and alcohol. There are other risks associated with these types of cancer, such as sun exposure, human papillomavirus or HPV infection, radiation to the head and neck, Epstein-Barr virus infection, exposure to wood dust or airborne asbestos, and other risk factors.
Common symptoms include a lump or sore that doesn’t heal, a constant sore throat, difficult swallowing, and a chance or hoarseness in the voice. There are several exams and tests conducted in order to diagnose head and neck cancer. These may include:
- Blood or urine tests
- CT scans
- PET scans
Dr. Craig Wada understands the delicacy of cancer patients. When you become our patient, we ensure you will be given expert treatment, as well as gentle treatment. We will sit down with you and discuss your dental needs and how best to support and treat you. You can look forward to compassion, gentleness, and the best treatment when you come to Placer Prosthodontics Inc.. Because of the nature of the cancer, the dentist has special ways in which to ensure you have the correct and right dental health care. We would love to meet with you and discuss ways we can help you manage and get excellent dental care.
Contact the dentist at our office, 916-630-9048, and allow us to expertly take care of all your dental needs.