Our Oak Dentistry team is not only dedicated to your smile but to your overall wellness too. As part of our commitment to comprehensive care, we offer regular oral cancer screenings so you can have peace of mind while we strive to catch cancer in its earliest form (which greatly increases your chance of survival).
Dr. Lim has both the knowledge and technology to identify any potential signs of oral cancer. Common symptoms include:
- Red or white spots or sores anywhere in the oral cavity
- A sore that bleeds easily or does not heal
- A lump, thickening, or rough spot
- Pain, tenderness, or numbness anywhere in the mouth or on the lips
With his training, he is able to examine your entire mouth and neck both visually and by feeling the soft tissue. If he sees an area of concern, he conducts a brush test to collect cells and sends them off to our partner lab for analysis. Further, we may recommend a biopsy and seeing your medical physician.
Oral cancer can develop at any age. Therefore, we recommend all our patients have annual screenings and ask Dr. Lim for advice on preventing the disease.