Oral Cancer Screening
A thorough screening for oral cancer is part of the dental examination in our office. Early diagnosis is one of the best defenses against oral cancer.
An oral cancer examination is fast and painless. Its objective is to identify small changes in the lining tissues of the mouth, lips, and tongue that may signify the early stages of this type of cancer. The screening is primarily a visual and tactile(touch) examination. If any abnormalities are noted, a small tissue sample can be retrieved for further testing in a laboratory to obtain an accurate diagnosis.