Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.
The oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that cannot always be detected with a visual or cursory look at the mouth.
Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and the overall health of your mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.