Oral Cancer Screenings
The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that approximately 53,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone, and at Boutique for Cosmetic Dentistry we are determined to provide in-depth examination and early detection. Oral cancer is far too often discovered in late stage development, the primary reason for the consistently high death rate. Oral cancer treatment often results in disfiguring effects on patients, and can seriously compromise their quality of life. Early detection and diagnosis can make a tremendous difference in life expectancy.
What to Expect
Oral cancer can occur on the lips, gums, tongue, inner lining of the cheeks, roof of the mouth, or under the tongue. Visual inspection combined with palpation of the oral tissues and surfaces allows our clinicians to detect and locate early signs of cancerous lesions.
Should you opt for an oral cancer screening during your appointment, the clinician will perform both a visual and physical exam of your face, neck, lips, and oral cavity.