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An important part of your dental exams is an oral cancer screening. As part of your regular exams, our dentist can ensure that this condition is diagnosed early so you can receive the care you need.

What Is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, cheeks, throat, sinuses and hard and soft palates. Oral cancer is one of the most easily treatable forms of cancer when diagnosed early, but, like all cancers, can be life-threatening if it progresses to a more serious stage.

Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Common symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • A persistent sore throat
  • Feeling that something is caught at the back of the throat
  • Unexplained bleeding in your mouth
  • Persistent or lasting sores on your face, neck or mouth that bleed easily and which do not heal within a few weeks
  • Unexplained loss of feeling, numbness, or pain in your face, neck, or mouth
  • Ear pain
  • Lumps, bumps or rough spots on the gums, lips and other areas of the mouth
  • Red, white or speckled red-and-white patches in the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing, speaking or swallowing
  • Changes in your bite or in the fit of oral appliances

Please contact our office if you notice any of these problems, or if you experience other forms of dental pain.

Schedule Your Appointment

Call Rockland Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics today at 845-634-8900 to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, Dr. Jaby Paul, and learn more about oral cancer screening in New City, New York.

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