Caring for any patient "3 to 103"
Gainesville 678.582.8099
Braselton 470.348.2466
A Reason to Smile Caring for Families and Our Community

Gainesville Oral Cancer Treatment

Swift Screenings & Treatment for Patients in Gainesville & Braselton

undefinedReceiving a cancer diagnosis can be stressful, confusing, and scary. Dr. Greene and her staff have participated in extensive training in assisting patients with all types of cancer, helping them navigate through cancer treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.

A close and open line of communication is imperative between all medical and dental care providers, especially when treating systemic health complications. At BGW Dental Group, with offices in both Gainesville and Braselton, we are proud to offer this comprehensive service to our patients in need. Our patients receive an oral cancer screening on every visit, as BGW Dental Group doctors and staff are committed to the early detection and prevention of all cancers, including those of the head and neck.

Causes of Cancer

Head and neck cancer rates are rapidly on the rise. Historically, it was thought that risk factors such as smoking and alcohol abuse were the main causes of head and neck cancers. Due to the emergence of better detection and study, researchers have discovered that the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the prominent cause of most head and neck cancers diagnosed today. HPV is the same virus responsible for cervical cancers. Even when living a healthy lifestyle and abstaining from tobacco and alcohol, the risk of head and neck cancer is still escalating in our population.

Unfortunately, most head and neck cancers that are associated with HPV are difficult to detect. These cancers are predominantly located in the tonsils, throat, base of the tongue, and larynx. We believe all patients should be educated on warning signs for these types of cancers and get prompt testing and treatment if warranted.

As with most types of cancers, the long-term prognosis of head and neck cancer is ultimately affected by an early diagnosis and treatment regimen. The treatments for head and neck cancers generally require surgery, radiation therapy, and/or possible chemotherapy.

Dental Health & Cancer Treatment

It is of utmost importance to establish good dental and oral health before any kind of cancer treatment begins, especially head and neck treatments. Metastatic breast cancer treatments, leukemia, and cancers such as multiple myeloma most often use medications and treatments that not only affect the oral cavity but require strict limitations and precautions surrounding dental treatments. Your dental practitioner must be educated in pharmacology and oral medicine to be able to provide treatment safely and effectively.

At BGW Dental Group, we pride ourselves on being able to educate and support patients before, during, and after their oral cancer therapies. Our goal is to provide excellent comprehensive dental care while improving and maintaining optimal systemic health.

To get your oral cancer screening, call us today at (678) 582-8099. Our Braselton- and Gainesville-based team is committed to providing our patients with skilled healthcare services.

Why BGW

Is the Leading Dental Group
  • You Are Our Priority

    We listen to you, respect your concerns & educate you about your oral health in order to develop a personalized dental care plan.

  • Dentistry For the Whole Family

    Our family-oriented practice believes that patients of all ages deserve the highest standard of care, from ages "3 to 103."

  • Comfortable & Relaxed

    Our mission is to provide our patients with a gentle, anxiety-free experience and send them home with healthy and beautiful smiles.

  • Well-Appointed Offices

    Our offices are outfitted with updated equipment & our doctors are committed to learning the latest dental care techniques.