There are different phases of an oral cancer screening. Your dentist at Advanced Family Dental will subject you to a simple exam that will involve a thorough examination of every part of your mouth. This includes:
If you put on dentures, you’ll have it removed during an oral cancer screening. This will allow the dentist at Miami to check the tissue beneath the dentures.
The dentist will put a finger in your mouth under the tongue. He or she will also put a couple of fingers beneath your chin so that they can have a feel of the tissue between them. The dentist at Miami will also examine underneath your jaw. This examination takes no more than five minutes.
The aim of this this examination is to detect any spots or lumps, or to test for anything unusual in your spit that coats the pink parts of your mouth. If you observe anything unusual yourself, please give us a call at Advanced Family Dental, Miami.
In some cases, the dentist at Miami may ask you to rinse your mouth with a blue dye prior to the oral cancer screening. The dye is absorbed by any unusual cell that may be present in your mouth, so they’re easily seen.