How Does a Dentist Check for Oral Cancer?
Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth, lips, gums, upper throat, and tongue. Any tissue in the mouth or throat that develops cancer can be referred to as oral cancer. Dentists are often the first professionals to come into contact with oral cancer, as they conduct screenings during your regular exam that can help detect oral cancer early.
Dentists are also trained to spot signs of oral cancer that your primary care doctor or urgent care physician may not know to check for. How does a dentist check for oral cancer during your appointment? Here’s what you need to know!
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