At Midtown Dental Services, our dentist and team are here to help promote oral health and are committed to providing patients with the best possible care. We offer oral cancer screening in New York City, New York, as part of our preventive care services to detect early signs of cancer and provide prompt treatment. We encourage you to call us at 212-697-3946 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Jacobson to learn more.
Oral cancer screening is a noninvasive procedure that involves our dentist examining the oral cavity and surrounding areas for signs of cancerous or precancerous cells. Early detection is the best way to treat oral cancer, as it can increase the chances of successful treatment and improve the your chances of overcoming the disease. During an oral cancer screening, our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth and throat, including the lips, tongue, gums, roof and floor of the mouth. The examination may also include a manual palpation of the neck and lymph nodes to check for any unusual lumps or bumps.
Some common symptoms of oral cancer include:
- Persistent sore throat
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Unexplained bleeding or numbness in the mouth
- White or red patches on the gums, tongue or mouth
- Changes in the voice or speech
- Swelling or lumps in the neck
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment with our dental team as soon as possible for an oral cancer screening. Our compassionate and experienced dentist and team are here to help you feel safe and comfortable while getting the treatment you need for a long and healthy life.