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Do hygienists have training in detection of mouth cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Mine does, but

The dentist always checks again.
That's what these well trained folks do; look in mouths and distinguish normal from something to look into further.

In brief: Mine does, but

The dentist always checks again.
That's what these well trained folks do; look in mouths and distinguish normal from something to look into further.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No

But they see enough mouths often to notice abnalities.
But not enough to substitute for you dentist!

In brief: No

But they see enough mouths often to notice abnalities.
But not enough to substitute for you dentist!
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Often

Often. Not all do.
Make sure DDS evaluates you also. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.

In brief: Often

Often. Not all do.
Make sure DDS evaluates you also. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.
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