Your dentist, Dr. Ravi Aulakh, cares about you, your smile, and your overall health. This is why he provides treatments that can help you in a variety of different ways. One of those treatments is the oral cancer screening. For your benefit, he provides this treatment at your routine dental checkups.
The goal of an oral cancer screening is to detect mouth cancer at the early stages. This is because there is a greater chance of curing the disease and recovering fully at the early stages. If you keep up with your dental checkups every six months, there is a good chance your dentist can catch the cancer in time.
The screening will be provided during the exam portion of your appointment. Your dentist will visually examine your gums, lips, cheeks, tongue, and even your throat. If there are signs of oral cancer, he will perform a biopsy and send the tissue to the lab. Further steps will be discussed with you at that time.
If you have any questions about oral cancer screenings in San Jose, California, please reach out to our dental team at AZ Dental when you have the chance. All you need to do is dial 408-295-1100 and we will be more than happy to tell you more!