Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.

The oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can’t always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions.

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.

If you notice an irregularity in your gum tissue, let your doctor know. Identifying abnormal cells have become very easy these days. Prebiopsies can be done by simply swabbing the tissue and picking up a few cells. This is painless and requires no anesthesia or cutting. Ask about a BRUSH BIOPSY.