Oral Cancer Screening
Augusta dentist Dr. Rebecca Hobbs routinely performs oral cancer screenings as part of your dental check-up.
The goal of an oral cancer screening is to look for suspicious signs and symptoms that may be related to oral cancer. During your dental examination, Dr. Hobbs will visually check the oral soft tissues, tongue and inside of the cheeks to look for unusual areas that should be evaluated further. She will also feel the sides of the neck and lymph nodes to check for lumps or swelling.
If a soft tissue lesion or other concern is identified for follow up, Dr. Hobbs will work with medical and dental specialists to get an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible.