Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer. Common risk factors include heavy sun exposure, tobacco use, alcohol consumption, or infection with HPV. Be assured that our dentists have the skills and proper tools to detect early signs of oral cancer. Early detection will greatly improve the outcome, so regular oral cancer screenings are of the utmost importance.

Common Signs of Oral Cancer

While the following signs and symptoms may be due to other, less serious factors, it’s always important to visit our office to rule out the possibility of oral cancer.

Red, white, or dark-colored sores or spots in the mouth
A sore that does not heal or bleeds easily
A bumpy or rough spot of irregular tissue
Pain, tenderness, or numbness in the mouth or on the lips
How to prevent Oral Cancer

The number one way to prevent oral cancer is to avoid all tobacco products. Other tips include maintaining a healthy and balanced diet, limiting your UVA/UVB sun exposure, and always wearing protective lotions.

What to expect during an Oral Cancer Screening

The first thing to always remember is to visit your dentist regularly for checkups. Our doctors perform oral cancer screenings as part of each preventive appointment and each screening only takes a few minutes. We will check for oral cancer signs or indicators, including feeling for irregular tissues or bumps in your mouth, neck, and head. If we notice anything unusual or concerning, a biopsy may be recommended for further examination.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’ve been referred by your dentist or not, getting started is as simple as contacting us to schedule your first consultation. We recommend you complete any needed forms before your appointment to save time.

We work hard to provide each patient with the best possible experience from the moment they come through the door. That’s why we’ll guide you, answer all your questions, and provide you with the customized solutions that you deserve, so you can feel as comfortable as possible.

We can work with your insurance company to make everything as easy as possible for you. We also offer financing options through our in-house dental plan.

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You can find us in Turnersville, NJ and Wyndmoor, PA