Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are a routine part of Dr. Sheet’s dental examinations. Regular check-ups, including an examination of the entire mouth, are essential for the early detection of cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions. Oral cancer often starts as a tiny, unnoticed white or red spot or sore anywhere in the mouth. It can affect any area of the oral cavity including the lips, gum tissue, cheek lining, tongue and the hard or soft palate.
Regular check-ups, including an examination of the entire mouth, are essential for the early detection of cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions. Schedule an appointment today!
Although most spots which may appear over the years will prove to be harmless, and can be attributed to a clear cause, unidentified spots could be an early sign of a problem. If Dr. Sheets notices a lesion that does not have a clear cause, she may perform a brush test to collect cells from the suspicious area. The cells will be sent to a laboratory for analysis, and if pre-cancerous cells are found, Dr. Sheets will work with you to determine the most efficient treatment.
Please call our San Pedro dental office at 310-832-2657 to schedule an appointment or to find out more about oral cancer screenings.