While you may be familiar with the ins and outs of dental checkups and the fact that we are helping you avoid problems like gingivitis, decay, and more, you might not feel so clear regarding the details of oral cancer screenings. How do you get one, you wonder, and what are they like? Should you be making a special effort to sign up for one? Fortunately, the details are easy and you’ve probably already been receiving them (but let’s make sure!).
Expect It During Each Checkup
We mention that you may have already been receiving oral cancer screenings because they come with your dental checkups. If you’ve been scheduling and coming in for checkups as frequently as we suggest (two times a year), then you’re getting them twice annually! There’s nothing else to it: No need to schedule a special visit.
We’re Looking For Changes
Remember that during your dental checkup, we are looking for changes and any types of abnormalities. Part of this simply includes us looking at all of your tissues (and, when we have seen you multiple times, comparing your current oral health to that of your last visit). We also use advanced dental technology to take a closer look at tissues (and within tissues), since our eyes are only so powerful.
Changes in your oral mucosa, or your mouth’s lining, often that you cannot even see or feel on your own but that we can find during an oral cancer screening can point to the very earliest signs of cancer. This makes for the very earliest (and likely most successful) treatment possible.
See Us For Oral Cancer Screenings During Checkups
Come in for your dental checkups with our team every six months as we advise, so you can be certain you’re receiving comprehensive prevention, including oral cancer screenings. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.