Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and throat. Oral cancer is much easier to treat in the early stages, so it is very important that it be detected and treated as soon as possible. This is why Dr. Roger Anderson offers oral cancer screenings in Lakewood, Colorado, during regular dental appointments. Oral cancer screenings are non-invasive, so there’s no need to stress.
During the visual portion of your oral cancer screening, our dentist will examine your face, neck, lips, inside of your nose and the inside of your mouth. What he looks for includes asymmetries, bumps, patches of color, swellings and ulcerations. A light and mirror may be used to examine all areas of your oral cavity. You may be asked to say, “Ahh,” to expose your throat so it can be examined thoroughly.
During the physical exam, our dentist feels for unusual nodules or masses in the head and cheeks, around the jaw, in the oral cavity, and under your chin. Our dentist may also look for immobility in tissue that is normally mobile. You may be asked if physical contact in any of these areas causes discomfort or soreness.
We invite you to contact our dental office at 303-232-6205 today to learn more and to set up a visit. We look forward to seeing you!