During the screening process, the lips, gums, cheeks, and tongue are thoroughly examined. The oral soft tissue is just as susceptible to ulcers, cancers, infections (fungal, viral, or bacterial), and systemic diseases as the rest of the body is. Any predisposed medical condition, or medication itself, can manifest in the mouth. Hence, it is critical for us to be informed of your medical condition and any medication you might be on.
More importantly, we might find a lesion that is suspicious enough to warrant a referral to your private physician for follow-up care.