Oral Cancer Screening


Catching Oral Cancer In Its Tracks

Oral Cancer Screening Services for Memorial City, Houston, Bunkerhill & Spring Branch

Oral Cancer

According to the American Cancer society more than 30,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. The good news is that oral cancer can be easily diagnosed with an annual oral exam and effectively treated when caught in its earliest stages. There are many different regions in which oral cancers commonly occur:

  • Lips
  • Mouth
  • Tongue
  • Salivary Gland
  • Throat
  • Gums
  • Face

Reasons for oral cancer examination

It is important to realize that a large percentage of oral cancer is linked with modified behaviors such as smoking, tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption.

Oral Cancer exams, diagnosis

The oral cancer examination is a completely painless process. During the visual part of the examination, the dentist will look for abnormalities and feel the face, glands and neck for unusual lumps. Lasers, which can highlight pathologic changes, are also a wonderful tool for oral cancer checks. The lasers can “look” below the surface for abnormal signs and lesions, which would be invisible to the naked eye.

Our office has VELSCOPE, diagnostics that uses a special light and filters to diagnose as early as possible.