During each routine visit to our office, our skilled dentists and dental team will provide a thorough examination, including an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer screenings are essential to identifying the signs and symptoms of oral cancer at the earliest possible stage. Oral cancer can include cancers on the lips and inside of your mouth, sinuses, and throat, and when caught early, oral cancer is often treatable with proper care. If oral cancer is not detected until it has progressed into later stages, however, it is much harder to treat and can even be life threatening.
To help you stay healthy, we provide careful screenings for oral cancer in Spring, Texas. During the oral cancer screening, Drs. Nguyen and Nguyen carefully inspect both the soft and hard tissues of your mouth. We will examine your teeth, gums, tongue, and the roof and floor of your mouth. We also check your lips, face, neck, and throat for any signs of oral cancer or other abnormalities. Common signs of oral cancer include a chronic sore throat, sores in or near the mouth that do not heal and bleed easily, and red or white patches in the mouth. If you notice any of these symptoms, we encourage you to contact us at Forestwood Dental today to learn more and to schedule a visit to our office. We are committed to helping you stay in the best possible health.