Oral cancer may vary in size and shape. However, suspicious lesions can either be red, white or a combination of both. Most suspicious lesions are those that don’t rub off with gauze and those that grow over time. One way Dr. Parsa may choose to monitor these lesions is to take a picture with a high resolution intra-oral camera. She will use a dental instrument called the periodontal probe, an instrument with measurements on it, to measure the exact size of the lesion. This measurement can be used in the future to compare and check for any changes.
At Yankee Valley Dental in Airdrie, Dr. Parsa wants to ensure that you are doing everything to keep your mouth and body healthy. Book a regular check-up today!