T: 718-997-8400 ONLINE BOOKING NEW PATIENTS GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Oral Cancer Screening Dentist in Forest Hills, Queenss

Our office is not only dedicated to your smile, we're also dedicated to your overall wellness. We take a holistic approach to your dental care, which includes an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular exam. Like many kinds of cancer, oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.

What are the early signs and symptoms of oral cancer?

Our team is trained in a simple, quick screening that involves an examination of your oral cavity as a whole, and not just your teeth, to detect cancerous and precancerous conditions. Besides a visual examination of your mouth, we will also feel the tissue of your mouth and throat to detect any abnormalities. If we find an area of concern, we may perform a simple test, such as a brush test, which collects cells from a suspicious lesion in the mouth to be sent to a laboratory for analysis. If this test comes back atypical or positive, we may recommend a biopsy.

Possible signs of a oral cancer

    • Persistent mouth sore: A sore in the mouth that does not heal is the most common symptom of oral cancer
    • Pain: Persistent mouth pain is another common oral cancer sign
    • A lump or thickening in the cheek
    • A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth
    • A sore throat or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away

BOOK ONLINE

Whether you are an existing or new patient at Soft Touch Dental Care P.C., you can book your next appointment with us online.

Book an appointment at the times that suit you best, without even having to pick up the phone.

If you are a new patient, you can also register with us when you book your first appointment!

BOOK NOW

I wish to express my gratitude for the way in which you cared for my son William, following his recent accident