Oral Cancer Screenings

Learn about oral cancer screenings and mouth cancer symptoms before calling to make an appointment.

Oral cancer overview

Oral cancer screenings are just as important as any other cancer screening procedure. At our dental office, Dr. Schultz Routinely conducts oral cancer screenings at every cleaning appointment.

Oral Cancer screenings are an important reason to see your dentist every 6 months.

Who is at risk?

The truth is, everyone is vulnerable to oral cancer. Remember that chronic sun exposure and genetics also play a significant role in the development of oral cancer. Many people fail to realize that our lips are just as susceptible to cancer as any other body part, meaning UV exposure in this area should be carefully monitored.

Should I be worried if I notice a lump, cut, or discoloration in my mouth?

If there are any lesions in your mouth that you are unsure of, it is important to see a dentist. Dr. Schultz is happy to see you to make sure your mouth and tissue are healthy.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Typically each exam starts with a full visual evaluation. Every bit of tissue that makes up your oral cavity is checked then double-checked for any signs of abnormalities. After the initial visual screening the dentist or hygienist will feel around with a gloved hand to detect any lumps or unusual swelling in and around the mouth.

If during the screening process Dr. Schultz observes any abnormalities such as red or white colored patches, unusual lumps, discoloration or sores we will recommend that a biopsy be performed. A biopsy is a procedure in which a doctor collects a piece of the lesion to test for malignancies.

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  • Friendly, professional, and knowledgeable staff. Dr. Schultz is very mindful of patient comfort and provides top-quality care. Going to the dentist stresses me out but she helps ease my worries and makes the experience positive. Definitely wouldn’t go anywhere else 🙂

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