An oral cancer screening in SW Calgary is an effective way to monitor your overall oral health. This exam is painless and checks your mouth for unusual tissues, including sores, lumps, and white or grey patches. An X-ray is taken to detect any signs of tumors or abnormal growth.
Lasers can also be used to highlight changes in your mouth. During an oral cancer screening, the lasers can look below the surface for any signs that cannot be seen by the naked eye. If abnormalities are apparent, your dentist will implement a diagnostic impression and create a customized treatment plan. A biopsy or additional testing may be required if there is an abnormality discovered.