Oral cancer screenings are very important for patients. Thanks to advances in dental technology, dentists are able to pinpoint the start of a potential issue before it’s able to fully evolve. Catching issues early is very important since it allows us to treat problems before they develop into more serious and potentially irreversible issues.
Oral cancer screening is done with an ultraviolet light or a similar device that allows us to get a view of issues that may not be detected by the eye under normal conditions.
Certain people may be at a higher risk for oral cancer depending on lifestyle choices. Smokers and heavy drinkers are advised to get regular screenings when visiting the dentist.