The Oral Cancer Screening Process
Unless you’re coming in for us to check out a specific lesion, sore, or other abnormality, most oral cancer screenings will take place during routine checkups and cleanings. The American Dental Association recommends visiting us for a routine exam every six months. At the intervals, we will discuss whether or not taking the time for oral cancer screenings is right for you. If your family has a history of cancer–especially oral cancer–we suggest fitting this simple yet paramount screening in your dental care. The process is incredibly simple but could save your life. We will simply inspect your mouth for any lesions that could have cancerous origins. If we find something we suspect may be cancerous, we’ll recommend further, more comprehensive tests.
Why Oral Cancer Screenings Are Important
Catching the early signs of mouth cancer can lead to quicker and more effective treatment. Not only could this save your life, but it will save you money as well. It’s like we say here at Mint Dental Care: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Stay on top of your oral health. Schedule your appointment today.