Dr. Robert A. McCulla and our entire dental staff care about you and your overall health, which is why we provide an oral cancer screening at Turlock Dental Care.
Oral cancer is a very serious health condition that can hinder your overall health. Our team does our best to help you prevent oral cancer, but we are happy to provide an oral cancer screening in Turlock, California, if it is needed.
During your oral cancer screening, your dentist will visually inspect your gums, lips, check, tongue, and throat for any signs of cancer. Your dentist will also examine your neck, the palpitation of your jaw, and your history of medical records. This is a way to check for oral cancer and treat the following symptoms:
- A sore that will not go away in your mouth
- Tenderness, pain, or numbness in your lips
- Red or white patches in your gums
- A lump in your mouth
- Crust or small eroded area
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing, or speaking
- The repositioning of your jaw
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, we ask that you come into our office and meet with your dentist as soon as you can. We also recommend attending regular dental visits to allow your dentist to identify and treat oral cancer in the early stages of development.