Auburn Periodontics and Implantology

Joseph M. Haynes, DDS

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening involves diagnosing and treating diseases of the mouth such as cysts, tumors, and precancerous and cancerous lesions.  Many patients experience unusual changes in the mouth, teeth, gums, tongue, or throat that may be due to disease. Early diagnosis of diseases in the mouth is very important.  The earlier a disease is diagnosed, the faster treatment and healing can begin.


Dr. Haynes may perform a number of tests or exams to determine what is causing the symptoms you are experiencing and diagnose the disease.  Usually, biopsy or tissue removal is the best way to determine a diagnosis as the sample is sent to a laboratory for analysis.