Oral Cancer Exam
Oral cancers can be of varied histologic types such as teratoma, adenocarcinoma, and melanoma. Lasers that can highlight pathologic changes are also a wonderful tool for oral cancer checks.If abnormalities, lesions, leukoplakia, or lumps are apparent, the dentist will implement a diagnostic impression and treatment plan. In the event that the initial treatment plan is ineffective, a biopsy of the area will be performed. The biopsy includes a clinical evaluation which will identify the precise stage and grade of the oral lesion. Oral cancer is deemed to be present when the basement membrane of the epithelium has been broken. Malignant types of cancer can readily spread to other places in the oral and maxillofacial regions, posing additional secondary threats. Treatment methods vary according to the precise diagnosis but may include excision, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.