Oral Cancer Screening Clear Lake

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    Oral Cancer Screening

    Oral cancer screening involves inspection and palpation. We inspect and palpate the entire oral cavity to look for lesions. Before we examine you, we’ll ask you a few questions about your medical history. Next, we’ll inspect your mouth with the help of our tools. Palpation comes next and is done using our fingers.

    Palpation is done gently to avoid inconveniencing our patients. The entire exam only lasts a few minutes and is painless. Local anesthesia isn’t even required. During the exam, we look for ulcers, masses, and patches of discoloration. These can all be signs of cancer.

    What Next?

    Fortunately, most patients have normal oral cancer screenings and nothing to worry about. Sometimes, however, we find lesions that warrant further investigation. What we do next will depend on the lesion. If it looks benign, we might ask you to come back in a few days or weeks to see if it goes away. Lesions that persist or look suspicious to begin with will need to be biopsied.

    A biopsy is a minor procedure where we acquire some of the tissue in the lesion and send it for pathology. We can only diagnose cancer based on pathology reports. There’s no reason to panic until we receive the report from the pathology lab. Biopsied lesions could be benign, pre-cancerous, or cancerous. Depending on the pathology results, we’ll start to formulate a plan of management.

    I've been coming to this office for about a year now and I love it, Dr Rosas and all of her staff are just wonderful people, is the kind of place where you dont feel like just another patient.
    I had x rays and partial cleaning. I would say a very thorough experience and my teeth feel great. Everyone very nice and polite.
    My son and I had a great visit to this dentist! All of the staff are wonderful, they made the appointment very easy. Good people!
    Dr. Rosas is the best! She’s very kind and caring. She always has your best interest at heart.
    Very nice, extremely knowledgeable and up with the times.
    Dr. Rosas is one of the most personable practitioners I know and a wealth a knowledge when it comes to the dentistry. Highly recommend anyone to visit for any dental needs!
    Everyone was super nice in the office! I had a great consultation and the hygienist was awesome! Everyone was very welcoming!
    Dr. Rosas and staff provide exceptional service and truly care for their patients. I have recently moved to the area and had seen my prior dentist for 20 years. My family highly recommended Dr. Rosa and based on my first time visit I will be recommending others to her too. Dr. Rosa uses state of the art equipment and besides being an incredible professional, she is very personable. It’s not often you find a exemplary professional that has a fabulous personality!
    Good experience! High technical level, good service! It's worth driving from Pearland!
    A truly caring Dr. Who’s really willing to work with you for the better interest of your health no matter your financial situation. Friendly staff and clean office.
    Great Doctor! Great group of employees! Very competent nice people!
    Dr. Rosas is so caring and compassionate. I was nervous about getting a crown (first one ever). She patiently addressed all my concerns, and the crown turned out perfect. They have high-tech equipment for x-rays and photographs. The office is very comfortable, and everyone there is super nice and helpful. Definitely recommend.
    Dr. Rosas and her staff are very professional as well as understanding and caring. After not seeing a dentist for awhile due to Dr. Lake's retirement and then the pandemic, some of my teeth ended up with a few issues. Dr. Rosas was able to explain what all of my issues were, why the issues had happened and what needed to be done to fix them within a reasonable timeframe. Thank you so much!
    I highly recommend Dr Rosas. She is super nice and informative. The whole staff is amazing!!
    Everyone at Dr. Rosa's is so nice and understanding. Glad I'm one of their patients.
    I was a Dr Lake patient & my first visit at the new office of Nan Rosas, I was not to sure about it. 2nd visit was much bette. Seems like a lot of experienced people, very thorough & very friendly.
    Very nice Dentist with a very caring staff. They truly care about there clients. But billing always seems to be an issue. Check your EOBs and coverage for accuracy.