Oral cancer screening is an exam conducted by the dentist to check signs of cancer conditions in your mouth. It aims to detect mouth cancer as early as possible. If the disease is identified earlier, you will have a great chance to properly take care of and cure the issue. People with no signs of mouth cancer should still undergo oral cancer screening. The screening will consist of a visual examination of the mouth and palpation of the neck and jaw. Individuals with a high chance of oral cancer will likely to benefit from the screening.
Here are the factors that might increase the risk of oral cancer:
Using any tobacco such as cigarettes, pipes and snuff.
Sun exposure history which increases the chance of lip cancer
Please feel free to contact us or visit our office for more information about oral cancer screening. Our dental team would be happy to assist and evaluate your condition.