Oral Cancer Exam

Prevention & Awareness

During an oral cancer screening exam, your periodontist looks over the inside of your mouth to check for red or white patches or mouth sores. Using gloved hands, the periodontist also feels the tissues in your mouth to check for lumps or other abnormalities.

On average, the ADA recommends that patients visit their dentist and or periodontist perform an oral cancer screening annually. Typically the visual exam is performed at every routine dental visit by your regular dental hygienist. 

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Exam Steps & Methods

    • Visual Exam
    • Physical Exam
    • Screening Technology Devices


Dr. Leja

Dr. Leja is proud to carry on the periodontics practice of Drs. Terry and Michael Comar. Comar and Comar is now Kalamazoo Periodontics. Dr. Christopher Leja combines years of training and experience with a passion for delivering the highest quality clinical results.

Our Services

Kalamazoo Periodontics is a specialty dental office focusing on gums and supporting structures around the teeth. Providing an array of services in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and the placement of dental implants.

Location & Hours

Our Kalamazoo Periodontics office is conveniently located in the southwest region of Kalamazoo, and easy to access via US 131 and I94.