Oral Pathology Exam
We recommend having an annual oral pathology exam to determine whether oral cancer treatment
is necessary. This exam involves a thorough checkup of the oral tissues, including the gums, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, and soft tissues around the throat.
All patients need to come in for a professional dental cleaning
at least once every six months. If you are at risk for gum disease or have been diagnosed with the condition, you may need to come in for more frequent cleanings to maintain your oral health. Professional cleanings help you maintain a bright and healthy smile.
Periodic checkups typically occur on a six month basis, when you visit us for your dental cleaning. However, you can come in for a checkup any time you have concerns about your oral health, are experiencing pain, or need a professional opinion. Routine checkups
are an essential part of any preventive dentistry plan.
For more information on preventive dentistry procedures, including oral cancer treatment options, schedule your appointment
at Mountain View Family Dental today.