Oral Cancer Screening
Did you know that 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the US? On average, one American adult dies from oral cancer every hour of every day. Fortunately, you can fight these statistics by undergoing oral cancer screenings.
Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings by Our Dentist in West Palm Beach and Jupiter
When undergoing an oral cancer screening, our team will perform a thorough examination of your mouth. We will look for abnormal red and white patches or mouth infections. We will analyze mouth tissue by feeling for lumps and irregularities that may be an indication of oral cancer.
A specialized mouth wash may be used during your oral cancer screening. If there are abnormal cells in your mouth, it will appear blue after you rinse. Our dentist in West Palm Beach may utilize a light to effectively check mouth tissue. Infected tissue will emerge white under light.
If an abnormality is detected, we recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment. This way, we’ll check if any detected signs are present and may need a diagnosis. If there is further testing required, a sample of mouth tissue or cells will be taken for a biopsy procedure. Afterward, we can make an informed diagnosis to create a customized treatment plan.
Taking care of your smile means more than just brushing and flossing your teeth. These consultations and appointments are for the betterment of your overall health! If you have any questions about harmful oral habits, any of our other services, or would like to schedule an appointment, call our dentist in West Palm Beach and Jupiter at one of our convenient locations and our staff will happily assist you.