The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are a vital component of preventive dentistry. Regular screenings enable dentists to detect any possible signs or symptoms of oral cancer at an early stage, significantly increasing the chances of successful treatment. Early detection can save lives and improve overall prognosis. By undergoing regular oral cancer screenings at Warren Family Dentistry, you’re taking a proactive step toward safeguarding your oral health.
How Are Oral Cancer Screenings Conducted?
At Warren Family Dentistry, our experienced dental professionals perform thorough oral cancer screenings during routine dental check-ups. The process is quick, painless, and non-invasive. Here’s what you can expect during an oral cancer screening at our Warren dental office:
- Visual Examination: Our Warren dentist will carefully inspect your mouth, lips, tongue, and other oral tissues for abnormalities or suspicious lesions.
- Physical Palpation: Using gloved hands, Dr. Behbood will gently feel the tissues in your mouth and neck to check for any lumps, swellings, or other abnormalities.
- Specialized Tools: In some cases, Dr. Behbood may use specialized tools to help detect oral abnormalities that may not be visible to the naked eye.