Every dental examination includes an oral cancer screening. Dentists have been specially trained to identify irregularities that may need to be inspected more closely.

After years of seeing patients from all over Monterey, Seaside,Carmel,Carmel By The Sea, and surrounding areas, Maurice T. Lindly, D.D.S. has the experience and know-how to recognize abnormalities that may need more attention.

What is involved in an oral cancer screening?

The screening is quick, but thorough, and painless. It involves an examination of the following areas:

  • Back of your throat
  • Tongue
  • Floor of your mouth
  • Roof of your mouth
  • Face
  • Jaw
  • Neck
  • Lips

If the dentist finds something unusual you may be refered to another office for further testing or re-examined later to see if there have been any changes.

When should I get a screening for oral cancer?

It is important to have cancer screenings done regularly to catch any abnormalities early. Depending on the personalized oral care regime you and your dentist have established, you may need to have a more in depth, but still painless, screening.

Maurice T. Lindly, D.D.S. works with the top medical professionals in Monterey, CA to make sure you get the best service possible. If need be, we will get you in touch with the right office to look further into any issues that may need to be looked into further.