Did you know…
part of our daily routine is screening for oral abnormalities, which is critical for early diagnoses and prevention. It is usually done by dental hygienist or dentist at you regular check-up appointment and takes about 5 minutes. We examine and inspect patient cheeks, floor of the mouth, tongue, lips and lymph nodes inside mouth and neck.
Most of the abnormal sores in a patient’s mouth are not cancerous, and a biopsy of removed tissue can be a certain method for finding cancerous cells in your mouth.
If you’re a frequent tobacco and/or alcohol user, its recommended to ask for this quick screening exam. So next time you drop by our clinic feel free to ask about oral cancer screening as a part of your checkup.