What is oral cancer?  

Oral cancer can develop anywhere in the oral cavity and the lips. The cause of oral cancer is unknown, so everyone would benefit from an evaluation and screening to determine if they have it or are at risk of developing it in the future.

What is oral cancer screening, and why should it be done regularly? 

Oral cancer screening is part of your periodic dental exam, performed at least twice a year. Early detection of oral cancer allows for more effective and less invasive treatment. Often, patients are unaware of any changes until they visit the dentist.

Our approach to evaluating patients for oral cancer 

If mouth sores do not heal within two to three weeks, Dr. Kaltchev will refer you to an oral surgeon for further evaluation. Wood Dale and Evanston, Illinois, area patients with such concerns can call Dr. Boris Kaltchev and the team at BK Dental to ask about routine oral cancer screenings.  

How do I learn more about oral cancer and oral cancer screenings? 

Dr. Boris Kaltchev and his dedicated team at BK Dental serve patients in and around the Wood Dale and Evanston, Illinois, areas. If you reside in the community or surrounding cities and want to speak to our team about routine evaluations and oral cancer screenings, connect with them by calling one of the two office locations. The Wood Dale, IL, practice can be reached at (630) 766-2223, and the Evanston, IL, practice can be reached at (847) 475-4080. These locations are convenient to patients from surrounding suburbs, including Itasca, Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Wilmette, Skokie, Glenview, and Morton Grove, IL.