Oral Cancer Screenings and Examinations 2018-04-20T17:12:31+00:00

Oral Cancer Screenings and Examinations

Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by Dr. Elbrecht where he looks for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. Usually an oral cancer screening is performed during a routine dental checkup. Oral cancer screenings and examinations can be performed separately as well.

Why perform an oral cancer screening?

The goal is to identify oral cancer or precancerous lesions that might lead to oral cancer in the mouth at an early stage. Cancer or lesions are easiest to remove and most likely to be cured when identified early.

Factors that can increase the risk of oral cancer include:

  • Tobacco use of any kind
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Previous oral cancer diagnosis
  • History of significant sun exposure

What you can expect

During an oral cancer screening exam, Dr. Elbrecht looks over the inside of your mouth to check for red or white patches or mouth sores. He will feel the tissues in your mouth to check for lumps or other abnormalities.

If you are wearing dentures or partial dentures that are removable, he might ask you to remove them so the tissue underneath can be examined.

What are the results?

If Dr. Elbrecht finds any signs of mouth cancer or precancerous lesions he might recommend a follow-up visit to see the condition of the area as well as recommend a biopsy procedure to remove a sample of cells for laboratory testing to determine whether cancer cells are present.

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