Oral cancer screenings in Miami at Miami Smile Dental are examinations performed by our dental team to look for signs of precancerous conditions or cancer in the mouth. The goal of this screening is to identify mouth cancer early when there is a greater chance for a cure. This screening is typically done during a regular dental examination, every six months.
Why It’s Performed
The goal of an oral cancer screening in Miami is to detect mouth cancer or lesions that can lead to cancer. People with a high risk of oral cancer are more likely to benefit from oral cancer screenings. Individuals who use tobacco, heavy alcohol use, or who have had previous oral cancer issues are at the highest risk. This screening could lead to other tests if an unusual sore is found. A biopsy is done by removing abnormal cells and testing them for cancer.
What to Expect
During an oral cancer screening, our dentist will look inside your mouth to check for mouth sores and/or red or white patches. They will also feel the tissue inside the mouth to check for lumps. If you wear dentures that are removable, you will be asked to remove them so we can look at the tissue underneath. If we discover anything questionable, we will have a follow-up visit schedule in a few weeks to see if the area is still present.
Schedule an Appointment for Oral Cancer Screenings in Miami, Florida Today
Preventative dentistry procedures such as dental cleanings, dental examinations, and oral cancer screenings can help prevent tooth decay, mouth cancer, and more. To schedule this important appointment at our Miami, Florida dental office, call 305-670-5100 today.