Regular visits to your dentist can help you look for oral cancer indications. Oral cancer is a form of swelling or soreness that appears in the mouth. A dentist conducts the oral cancer screen test to determine the presence of precancerous or cancerous conditions within your mouth. It can include mouth cancers, tongue, cheeks, upper and lower palate. It may be life-threatening if it's not diagnosed and treated in the early stages.
The most frequently reported signs of oral cancer are:
Screening for oral cancer aims to find oral cancers or precancerous lesions in the earlier stage when lesions are easy to treat and more likely to be curable. Factors that may make it more likely to develop oral cancer are:
The screening for oral cancer doesn't require additional preparation. It is usually carried out during a regular dental appointment. When you undergo your screening, your dentist will examine the insides of your mouth, looking for white or red patches and mouth sores. With gloves on, your dentist can feel the oral tissues to look for lumps or other irregularities and check the neck and throat for abnormal growth.
The dentist may employ special tests in conjunction with the oral exam. The tests could include:
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