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Dr. Anoosheh Shahkarami and our dental team care about your smile and your entire health, which is why we offer an oral cancer screening during your dental cleaning and exam appointments. We offer this treatment because early diagnosis of oral cancer can help you in a myriad of ways. In fact, it can increase your treatment options and boost your treatment success rate.

Your oral cancer screening is a simple examination that involves one of our dental specialists looking for signs of oral cancer on your cheeks, tongue, and gums and even in the throat. Your dentist will examine your oral cavity for red and white patches or abnormal sores. Your dentist will also feel the tissues in your mouth for any lumps or other abnormalities. This examination will be easy and it won’t cause any pain. If abnormalities are detected, your dentist will discuss the next steps with you.

Everyone can benefit from an oral cancer screening, especially those who use tobacco, frequently drink alcohol, have a family history of oral cancer, or have a high amount of sun exposure on a regular basis.

If you have any questions about oral cancer screenings in Tarzana, California, please remember that you can always call SoCalSmiles Dental Office at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 818-345-5286 and our dental team will be more than happy to assist you. Drs. Anoosheh Shahkarami, Chela Altman, Allison Yen, and Debra Stein look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs!