Oral Cancer Screening
Dental examinations, unlike many other cancer screening procedures, are not invasive and are important for the diagnosis and treatment of the problem. There is no discomfort or pain involved with the screening, but it could save your life!
Our oral cancer examination involves a simple and quick screening of the oral cavity as a whole, not just your teeth. We will also check the mouth for white patches, red patches, ulcerations, lumps, loose teeth and review your dental x-rays for abnormalities.
Other symptoms of oral cancer may include chronic hoarseness, numbness of the tongue or other areas of the mouth and sores or lesions that are taking a long time to heal. Do not hesitate to tell us if you see white or red patch in your mouth, if you feel that something is caught in your throat or are facing difficulties in chewing or swallowing.
At your annual check-up and examination, your dentist will perform an oral cancer check. If you have specific concerns about something that isn’t healing, please let them know so they can check it out.