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Oral cancer can often go undetected for a long time, but it is a various serious illness that should always be screened for, even if no symptoms are visible or known. If left untreated, oral cancer can destroy your mouth and your entire well-being. Listed below are some common questions about oral cancer:

What do oral cancer screenings do?
a.) It is done to check for potential tooth loss
b.) It can whiten teeth for a brighter smile
c.) It can alert you to the presence of any oral cancers in your body
d.) They alert you to the overall condition of your oral hygiene

What is an oral cancer biopsy?
a.) A test used to determine if you have oral cancer
b.) A form of tooth restoration
c.) A dental procedure used to replace missing teeth
d.) All of the above

True or False: Lasers can be used to take oral biopsies.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Oral cancer is an extremely serious illness that should be treated immediately.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: c, a, a, a

To learn more about oral cancer screenings, or to schedule an appointment at David A. Browne, DDS, PC, call our dentist office in McHenry, Illinois at 815-344-6811. Dr. David A. Browne and our entire team want to ensure your oral health is shining for years to come.