The best way to detect oral cancer early is to perform a screening at every dental visit. Every time you have a cleaning and check-up at Pewaukee Dental, our dentists and hygienists are doing a visual oral cancer screening for you. We also recommend an additional screening (VELscope) once per year. These oral cancer screenings have the ability to detect early stages of oral cancer before a lesion is visible to our eyes.
Furthermore, if you have a lump, bump, crack, ulcer, spot or other area of concern in/on your mouth, lips, tongue, palate, gums, cheek, or throat, we ask that you call us immediately, so that we can see you for an additional exam.