Oral Cancer Screening
Prevention is the most effective way of diagnosing and treating oral cancer. We take this very seriously at San Diego Dentistry Studio. At your initial exam, Dr. Garofolo does a very thorough oral cancer screening of both the soft tissues (gums, tongue, cheeks, roof of the mouth), and the hard tissues (jawbones, dental structures of the head and neck). Our 3-D CT scanner allows us to take the most accurate look at your dental anatomy to scan for any anomalies. Our hygienists also perform oral cancer screenings at each of your routine cleaning exams. Not all forms of oral cancer can be seen visually; however, we can drastically reduce the risk of oral cancer in our patients by performing these screenings consistently.