Every time you visit our dentist, an oral cancer screening is performed. The procedure is a simple, 5- minute observation of your oral cavity, throat, soft tissues, and mouth to inspect the areas for irregularities. Early detection is the leading factor in diagnosing and curing oral cancer.
Our professionals at DeBonis Family Dentistry have the experience and knowledge to inspect and recognize abnormalities that may lead to oral cancer. Visit our Ross Township office for your oral cancer screening, conveniently located for Ingomar, Glenshaw, Coraopolis, and Sewickley families.
What is the procedure for an oral cancer screening?
When we screen for oral cancer, we are carefully inspecting the entirety of your oral cavity. The procedure is painless and expedient but allows the dentist to see any changes in your mouth since your last appointment. The oral cancer examination looks at the following areas:
- Cheeks and lips
- Roof and floor of the mouth
- Face and neck
If an abnormality is present or detected, our dentist will discuss the possibilities with you and potentially refer you to a specialist for further testing.
When should I get an oral cancer screening?
Early detection is the number one factor in preventing oral cancer. Regular 6-month interval dental examinations keep your oral health in check and clue our professionals in on any irregularities that pop up.
At DeBonis Family Dentistry, we work with the top medical professionals in the Ross Township area, ensuring our patients receive the utmost care for their oral health needs. If after our oral cancer screening it is deemed necessary to further explore an abnormality, we will help you make the necessary arrangements with the right specialist for your situation.