Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Dental exam for oral cancer

Dental exam for oral cancer

If radiation is part of the treatment plan for oral cancer, a dental exam beforehand is usually recommended.

When teeth or other structures in the oral cavity need to be removed, a specialist known as a prosthodontist may make prosthetic replacements to help restore appearance, comfort and function after treatment.

What is a dental exam?

You may undergo a dental exam before treatment. A dentist can help with preventive care to minimize damage to the oral cavity.