Oral Cancer Screening
Today in the US, one of the most virulent cancers of all is oral cancer. No surprise that all forms of tobacco are implicated as catalysts. Because oral cancer in its early stages, usually has no symptoms, the best opportunity for detection is regular, periodic monitoring. This is done through visual and manual examination by your Cahill Dental Care doctor at all biannual dental checkups. The screening will include your throat, cheeks, lips, floor of the mouth and all surfaces of the tongue. In addition, the skin outside of the mouth and lymph nodes of the neck will be carefully checked. Early detection means more effective treatment options.