Oral cancer screenings are an essential part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is critical in being able to treat any issues before them becoming a major irreversible problem.
The oral cancer screening is often completed with ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can't always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions.
Individual lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.