Oral Cancer Screenings in Long Island City, NY
While our team thoroughly examines your mouth during your bi-annual visits, going the extra step with your oral health by scheduling a routine oral cancer screening can help you identify any oral abnormalities before they worsen. Oral cancer screenings play a vital role in your oral and overall health. To learn more about the oral cancer screening process or schedule a visit with our team for your screening, please contact us!Contact Us
What are the signs of oral cancer?
There are five stages of oral cancer. Each stage has the ability to affect the lips, teeth, gums, inside lining of the mouth, and roof and floor of the mouth. Oral cancer detection may be possible without a screening. Some warning signs of oral cancer may include:
- Lip or Mouth Sores
- Discolored Oral Patches
- Trouble Chewing or Swallowing
- Numbness of the Tongue, Lip, or Mouth
- Lumps or Thickening in the Tongue or Mouth
When is oral cancer screening recommended?
While oral cancer symptoms may be present, oral cancer is not always the case. Dr. Nguyen and our team always encourage annual oral cancer screening appointments for a professional evaluation. By scheduling oral cancer detection, you and our team increase the chance of oral cancer detection sooner. If you are experiencing any above symptoms, please get in touch with our team as soon as possible for oral cancer testing.
What happens during an oral cancer screening?
An oral cancer screening consists of a visual and physical exam. Once you’re comfortable in the dental chair, a friendly team member will begin the oral cancer screening by using a light, mirror, or tongue depressor to look for any abnormality. After the visual exam, our oral cancer dentist will complete the screening by gently touching your mouth, neck, and cheeks to feel for masses or lumps. We’ll then discuss your results and any concerns you may have following the screening.