Oral Cancer Exams

Oral cancer affects millions of people worldwide and is easily detected with routine dental examinations. At Perspective Dentistry, we are able to offer a cancer screening to each of our patients regardless of age and lifestyle habits. While there are certain things that will increase the chance of developing this cancer, it can affect anyone and this is why we perform a cancer screening on each of our patients coming into the office.

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What Is An Oral Cancer Screening

What is an Oral Cancer Screening?

An oral cancer screening involves looking for abnormal tissue in and around the mouth. Most often, oral cancer can be seen as white or even red lesions or tissue in the mouth. If it is found that you have oral cancer, we will be able to help recommend treatment options for you as well as give you a referral to a specialist. We want you to have the best care possible and one of the ways to accomplish this is with regular screenings to catch cancer early on for optimal treatment. Your oral cancer screening will include:

  • A comprehensive check of the tissues inside of the mouth
  • Questions regarding your habits and lifestyle such as smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Questions regarding pain or discomfort that you might feel
  • A thorough health history

Why is it Needed?

Oral cancer can affect virtually anyone and because of this, routine bi-annual screenings are necessary to check for changes to the tissues inside of the mouth. Certain lifestyle habits make you more susceptible to developing oral cancer, such as smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco. If you are a smoker or regularly chew tobacco, it is absolutely essential that you have oral cancer screenings done regularly to check for changes. In order to receive treatment early on, examinations are required to check for changes so that you are able to receive the help that you need. At Perspective Dentistry, we are able to perform oral cancer screenings in a comfortable and relaxing way that is highly beneficial to your overall health.

If you are in need of an oral cancer screening, contact us today!