Mouth cancer screening consists of a visual examination followed by a physical examination. They will look at your teeth, gums, and the inside of your mouth.
The physical exam will require your dentist to feel around your face, neck and mouth to check for any lumps or nodules. Your dentist may use a special device to inspect your mouth. These devices allow the dentist to closely examine around your teeth and the inside of your cheeks and gums for any signs of cancer.
Mouth cancer is most common in people over 60, but it can occur at any age. Symptoms include lumps on the mouth, lips or tongue, red or white lesions or soreness in the mouth or throat. Drinking alcohol and using tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco can increase your risk of developing mouth cancer.
All adult patients can opt to join Denplan Essentials from their very first visit. Those wanting more inclusive cover can choose Denplan Care instead. Following an assessment, your dentist will advise which group you will be able to join.Read More