At every hygiene appointment we screen for oral cancer.
This exam includes:
- head & neck exams.
On your face & neck we are checking for any:
- abnormal masses
- color change with freckles & sunspots,
Inside the mouth we are checking the sides, back, underneath and front of the tongue to check for any white lesions, trauma, bite marks,and spots that won’t heal. In the vestibule we check to see if there are any cancerous lesions or color change.
Also, in the back of the throat we check for any trauma, lesions, and discoloration.