PeriRx strongly supports the need for a thorough oral screening exam at initial and follow-up office visits as recommended by the American Cancer Society and the American Dental Association. Oral cancer spreads quickly, and that is why early detection is critically important. The oral cancer exam is quick and painless and can be completed as part of your regular dental check-up. This section is complete with oral cancer educational resources and guides from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. For more information please visit National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
See a step-by-step video explaining what happens during an oral cancer examination
Source: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
The Oral Cancer Exam
Step-by-step description of the oral cancer examination so patients know what to expect.
Detecting Oral Cancer
A step-by-step, illustrated guide for health professionals that provides instruction on examining the mouth for signs of oral cancer.
Pamphlet that describes the risk factors, signs and symptoms of oral cancer, and the importance of detecting the disease in its early stages.
What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer
Covers treatment options, follow-up care, and sources of support for someone recently diagnosed with oral cancer.
Source: National Cancer Institute
A Guide to Common Oral Lesions
Screening for Oral Cancer
A Targeted Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force