Many different diseases and medical conditions can cause signs and symptoms throughout the oral cavity. Knowing what is normal and what is not is extremely important. In fact, some types of oral anomalies are directly associated with underlying health conditions that may have yet to be diagnosed.
Cancer Screening: Early Detection Saves Lives!
Oral cancer is an extremely deadly condition that can be found in even very healthy individuals. Our dentists complete an oral cancer screening during all patient exams. We’re looking for areas that appear to be:
- Sores that don’t heal
- Lesions that are different colors than the tissues around them
- Bumps, lumps, or nodules
Should we find any type of abnormal tissues, we will perform a biopsy of the tissues and send them off to a lab for examination. Early diagnosis is key, as it allows for early care that can save your life!
Since we are a surgical center, our dentists can complete all biopsies right here on site. If you haven’t ever had an oral cancer screening or think you might be at an increased risk, call our office today.