What is an oral cancer screening?
An oral cancer screening is how we check for the signs of oral cancer. Your oral cancer screening includes a close, careful examination of your teeth, gums, tongue, lips, mouth, face, and neck. We include an oral cancer screening in Glendale, California during each routine dental exam to ensure that we identify the signs of oral cancer as soon as possible. Oral cancer is a treatable condition, but it is most often not detected until it has progressed into later stages that are much more difficult to treat. Our caring dentists and team are dedicated to detecting the symptoms of oral cancer and other problematic conditions at the earliest possible stage so you can receive quick, effective treatment.
What are the signs of oral cancer?
In some cases, people who have oral cancer experience no symptoms. However, the most common signs of oral cancer are:
- Lumps or bumps in, on, or around the mouth
- Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
- Persistent sores that bleed easily and do not heal within 2 weeks
- White or red patches in the mouth
If you notice any of these signs, please contact us at T.F. Chen DDS to learn more and to schedule your appointment. Our number is 818-502-1991.