Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and throat. Oral cancer is much easier to treat in the early stages, so it is important that it be detected and treated as soon as possible. Because of this, Dr. Anglemire and Dr. Schafer offer oral cancer screenings in Granger, Indiana, during regular dental appointments. Oral cancer screenings are non-invasive and non-stressful for the patient.
We will have you take out any removable dental appliances in preparation for your oral cancer screening. Our dentists will inspect your face, neck, lips, inside of your nose and the inside of your mouth during the visual portion of your oral cancer screening. What they look for is asymmetries, bumps, patches of color, swellings, ulcerations or other abnormalities. A light and mirror may be used to examine your oral cavity.
During the physical exam, our dentists feel for unusual nodules or masses in the head and cheeks, around the jaw, in the oral cavity, and under your chin. Our dentists may also look for immobility in tissue that is normally mobile. You may be asked if physical contact in one of these areas causes any discomfort.
We invite you to contact Granger Family Dentistry PC at 574-277-5406 today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.