What is an oral cancer screening?
An oral cancer screening is an examination done by the dentist to detect signs of cancer. This screening is both physical and visual. Visually, the dentist will look for oral abnormalities like swelling, patches of coloration, or even bumps and symptoms around the mouth or neck. After a thorough look is complete, the dentist will also touch the mouth and neck to feel any masses. Dentists sometimes use special tools to complete the screening.