Oral Cancer Exam

Were you aware that in 2018 an estimated 50,000+ Americans will be diagnosed with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer? Oral cancers account for about 3% of all cancer cases in America each year. Of those patients, over 10,000 will not survive. Luckily, early diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer can greatly increase a patient’s chances of survival. At Dental Wellness of Suffern, we are proud to offer oral cancer screenings for our patients interested in finding out if they are at risk for oral cancer.

About Oral Cancer

Although we often don’t hear about oral cancer, over 50% of patients diagnosed won’t live for another 5 years. Oral cancers, which include cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and even throat are extremely life threatening when not diagnosed and treated early enough. At Dental Wellness of Suffern, we recommend patients receive oral cancer screenings at least twice a year along with their routine visits to our practice. Wondering if you may have oral cancer? Common symptoms include:

  • Painful Lips
  • Painful Mouth
  • Numb Lips
  • Numb Mouth
  • Mouth Sores
  • Sore Throat
  • Lumps
  • Bumps
  • Thick Skin
  • Rough Spots
  • Chewing Difficulty
  • Speaking Difficulty
  • Swallowing Difficulty

Many patients however never notice symptoms, making it even more important to regularly visit your dentist for professional care treatments, such as examinations.

Oral Cancer Risk Factors

  • Gender
  • Age
  • UV Exposure
  • Genetics
  • Alcohol Use
  • Tobacco Use
  • HPV
  • Immune Disorders
  • Certain Diseases

Oral Cancer Screenings from Dental Wellness of Suffern

At Dental Wellness of Suffern, we are proud to offer simple, quick and comfortable oral cancer screenings in Suffern, NY. During your examination, your teeth, gums, tongue, lips and entire oral cavity are examined for any precancerous symptoms. A physical examination will also be performed to check for any physical abnormalities.

Based upon your oral cancer exam in Suffern, you may be referred to an oral cancer specialist for further evaluation and treatment.

Schedule Your Oral Cancer Exam in Suffern, NY Today
Ready to schedule your oral cancer screening? Contact Dental Wellness of Suffern today!

845-918-1801 Book an Appointment