A head and neck exam is an examination that our dentists perform twice a year. In it, we check all the structures of the head, jaw, and neck. This exam involves us checking your bones and tissues for any warning signs of oral cancer.
How Do We Perform This Exam?
The head and neck exam has two parts. First, the external inspection where we will check the state of your skin, bone structures, lymph nodes and glands. Throughout this first part, our dentists will gently palpate all the anatomical structures.
The second part is an internal inspection where our dentists will check the inside of your mouth. We will see the inside of your lips and the entire extension of your gums. We will also check the inside of your cheeks, under your tongue and the roof of your mouth, corresponding to the palate. This part of the exam includes our dentist lowering your tongue to check your tonsils and throat.
After reviewing all the structures inside your mouth, your gums, and the bones that hold your teeth, the exam will end with a general examination of your tongue. In both the first and second part of the exam, our dentist will look for changes in color, abnormalities in the anatomical structures, lumps, and lesions that may be suggestive of cancer or another pathology.
Do I Need a Head and Neck Exam? Why?
This type of examination is a routine inspection for the ruling out and diagnosis of oral cancer and other pathologies. The purpose is to make an early diagnosis that improves the prognosis for the short and long term of the pathologies found. Any cancer will be much easier to fight if diagnosed at an early stage. Visit us to receive your head and neck exam.
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Dr. Vu and his staff are not only professional and well organized, they are also very welcoming and personable. They make you feel instantly comfortable the moment you walk in. They are a modern practice with state of the art technology and open to all clientele. Their work is fantastic and my teeth look and feel great.
- Justin P.
Downtown Seattle Dentist
Summit Dental Care: convenient location in downtown Seattle; strong online website and patient portal (e.g., appointments, dental records); reception staff, hygienist, chairside assistants - competent and professional. Most importantly, there is Summit Dental's Dr. Vu, DDS - a very skilled dental professional who seems to genuinely care about the welfare of his patients. A recent dental crisis/emergency was handled without delay; when a tooth is "making its presence known," one doesn't want to hear, "Let me see if we have any openings..."! Dr. Vu replaced my (now retired) dentist of 20+ years - it has been a wise decision to stay with the practice.
- Mark D.
Dentist Downtown Seattle
Dr. Vu is great. He and his staff are all friendly and kind, and I’ve consistently had good experiences at his office. He’s always trying to think of ways to improve patient experience- including offering noise canceling headphones for when you get fillings so you can listen to music or a podcast to distract you from the noise of the drill. Brilliant!
- Lindsay S.
Seattle Family Dentistry
I've been a patient here for 6 years now and Dr. Vu and the team continue to exceed my expectations. They do a great job of listening to you and treat you with the utmost respect. I am so happy here that I keep paying extra for an out-of-Network dental plan. My gum health has improved tremendously and I have reclaimed my smile.
- Michael Z.
Dr. Vu and the team are like family! They treat my dental needs and make me feel right at home. When I had a dental emergency they cleared out time to make sure I was taken care of. I knocked 2 teeth out in a bike accident and you can’t even tell!! They also make a great point to support the LGBTQ+ community!
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