Early detection of oral cancer is extremely important, especially because it can increase your treatment options and it can help you recover faster. Therefore, Dr. Philip Tetz and our dental team proudly offer oral cancer screenings during your dental cleaning and exam appointments. We offer this treatment because we care for you and your health, and we want you to have the best life possible.
During the oral cancer screening, Dr. Philip Tetz will examine your entire oral cavity for signs of oral cancer. The first section of the exam will involve him looking for red or white patches in your mouth, like on your tongue, cheeks, and gums as well as in your throat. The second section of the exam will involve your dentist feeling the tissues in your mouth to check for lumps or other abnormalities. If a problem is detected, your dentist will explain the next step involving diagnosis and treatment.
Everyone can benefit from an oral cancer screening. However, people who use tobacco products, heavily consume alcohol, have high and frequent sun exposure, or have a family history of oral cancer can be at a high risk of falling victim to oral cancer. These people should receive an oral cancer screening each time they come into our office for a checkup.
Call Dr. Phil's Family Dental Care PLLC today at 210-231-0430 if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an oral cancer screening in San Antonio, Texas. The VELscope system provides the highest quality of oral cancer screening available today as it scans your mouth with accuracy to spot abnormal tissue. The sooner you call us, the sooner our dental team will be able to help you!