Many lesions are picked up visually without the need for x-rays, but are not always noticed by the individual who has them. And some lesions are not noticed until they cause pain and have become much more complex to treat. This is often the case for people with complete dentures. As tissues change over time, dentures can start to dig in and cause sores. As this is a very gradual change, there often is no pain and only found through regular checkups. As some denture sores and oral cancers can look very similar, it is extra important to have these checked and treated. So if you have complete dentures and haven’t seen a dentist in a while, contact us today to set up an appointment (Please note, denturists are not dentists and are not trained in cancer screening).
The following case examples are perfect examples of why individuals with complete dentures should still go for annual checkups with their dentist.