Oral cancer is a very serious disease that can be quickly found and hopefully cured if spotted early by a dentist. Dentists in Belmont can conduct a quick and painless oral cancer screening exam during a routine dental appointment. Watch the video for a brief look at how a dentist will perform an oral cancer exam.
During the routine dental appointment, the dentist will examine the entire mouth for red or white spots. This exam will include examining the gums, teeth, tongue, cheeks, and lips. If the patient or the dentist notice a red or white spot in the mouth, then the dentist will sweep a biopsy brush over the spot. This exam and biopsy brush are quick and painless, and they are necessary to diagnosing oral cancer in its earliest stages.