Oral Pathalogy, It’s About Cancer Screenings
Checking for oral cancer is an extremely important part of the oral pathology service and why we include it as part of your dental exam. Drs. Trinh Lee and Suzanna Lee thoroughly examine your oral tissues for precancerous or suspicious lesions that may appear as:
- Sores that have not healed in a timely manner
- Red, white, or spotted tissues
- Areas that look different than the opposite side of the mouth
- Fixed nodules or lumps
It Could Save Your Life
If abnormal tissues are noted, we will recommend a biopsy for further testing. Early diagnosis is key, as it allows for more proactive treatment. Unfortunately, waiting until you find something on your own could mean it is very advanced.
During the oral cancer exam, Dr. Trinh and Dr. Suzanna assess all of the intraoral tissues as well as the lips, face, neck, and associated lymph nodes.
You don’t have to be a smoker to be at risk for oral cancer. There are everyday contributors like viruses and even sun exposure that could put you at risk. If it’s been over a year since your last oral cancer screening then you should call Allure Dental Center to schedule a visit right away.