Your semi-annual visits with us are divided into two parts, the checkup, and the cleaning. During your oral examination, we’ll start by checking the health of your gums and teeth, in search of any tell-tale signs of gum disease, like inflammation, swelling, and recession. We’ll also be on the lookout for any common oral health issues like dental decay.
After that, we’ll complete an oral cancer screening where we’ll look for any abnormalities such as lumps, sores that won’t heal, or patches on the inside of your mouth. We’ll also inspect your head, throat, face, and neck in search of signs of the disease. When it’s spotted early on, there’s a higher chance of successfully treating it, which is why we conduct a screening each time you visit us.