Oral cancer is often times overlooked and not diagnosed until it is too late.
At Sloan’s Lake Dental, we want to catch oral cancer at its earliest stage when it is most curable. Therefore, we take oral cancer screenings very seriously and screen every patient, typically at their cleaning appointment.
Oral cancer screenings are done to evaluate the oral soft and hard tissues for cancer. What we look for specifically are early cellular changes that are abnormal on the lips, cheeks, tongue and throat. Taking routine x-rays is another diagnostic tool we use to evaluate the bone and hard tissue structures.