What To Expect

When you come in for a cleaning and checkup, Dr. Peter Ruggiero will thoroughly check your mouth for signs of oral cancer. This disease can affect anyone and can occur in the healthiest of individuals, so it is essential to have your dentist conduct a screening at least twice a year. He will use the latest technology to supplement his efforts to catch any signs of disease before it progresses.

What We Look For

Dr. Ruggiero will closely examine your mouth for signs of lesions, lumps, sores, and any other abnormalities. He will also ask you about any changes in your health like persistent throat pain, earaches, a change in your voice, sudden weight loss, or any other unexplained issues. If you have noticed anything unusual in your mouth, please don’t hesitate to let your dentist know.

Schedule An Examination Today

Catching oral cancer early is an important part of a successful treatment plan. Schedule an examination and cleaning by calling Cedar Dental in Cedar Rapids, IA, today at (319) 364-7108. We also happily welcome patients who live in Mount Vernon, Iowa City, Hiawatha, and all nearby communities.