Oral Cancer Screening
Your mouth is part of the oral cavity, which also includes your lips, cheek lining, gums, the front part of your tongue, the floor of the mouth and the hard palate (roof of your mouth). The throat (pharynx) starts at the soft part of the roof of your mouth and continues back into your throat. It includes the back section of your tongue as well as the base where the tongue attaches to the floor of your mouth.
During your dental visit, your dentist can talk to you about your health history and examine these areas for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. Regular visits to your dentist can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.
Symptoms of Mouth or Throat Cancer
Make sure to tell your dentist about any problems you have when chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your tongue or jaw.
Carol Klingensmith, DMD
511 SW 10th Ave #902,
Portland, OR 79101-3349
Phone: (503) 822-0262
Fax: (503) 220-4183