Welcome to Santa Fe Smiles, a San Marcos affordable dentist

Opening Hours : Monday to Thursday - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  Contact : (760) 471-6011

Oral Cancer Screening

We are passionate about early screening for oral cancer. Dental examinations, unlike many other cancer screening procedures, are not invasive and are important for the diagnosis and treatment of the problem.

Our oral cancer examination involves a simple and quick screening of the oral cavity as a whole and not just your teeth. We will also check the mouth for white patches, red patches, ulcerations, lumps, loose teeth, and review your dental x-rays for abnormalities.

Other symptoms of oral cancer may include chronic hoarseness, numbness of the tongue or other areas of the mouth and sores or lesions that are taking a long time to heal. Do not hesitate to tell us if you see white or red patch in your mouth, if you feel that something is caught in your throat or are facing difficulties in chewing or swallowing.

Our patients tell us there is no discomfort or pain involved with the screening. Feel free to contact us, should you have any questions or want to come in for an examination.