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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 can 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.