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Oral Cancer Screening


Oral cancer can have a devastating effect on your smile, and if left untreated, it can even be deadly. Our dentists, Dr. Gursimran Sidhu and Dr. Ansh Desai, and our team offer oral cancer screenings in North Quincy, Massachusetts. We urge you to call Spring Dental at 617-328-0790 for your screening whenever you notice something abnormal with the soft tissues of your mouth.

Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, cheeks, throat (pharynx), sinuses, and hard and soft palate. While oral cancer can usually be successfully treated when detected early, most cases of oral cancer are not detected until they have progressed into a more serious, advanced stage that is much more difficult to treat. In fact, oral cancer may be life-threatening. At our office, we are dedicated to doing all we can to detect and treat oral cancers and other abnormalities at the earliest possible stage. During your routine dental cleanings and exams at our office, our dentists and team will perform an oral cancer screening to check for the signs of oral cancer.

The Following Are Common Symptoms Of Oral Cancer:

  • A persistent sore throat or feeling that something is caught at the back of the throat
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
  • A persistent or lasting sore on the face, neck or mouth that bleeds easily and does not heal within two weeks
  • Unexplained loss of feeling, pain or numbness in the face, neck or mouth
  • Ear pain
  • Lumps, bumps or rough spots on the gums, lips or other parts of the mouth
  • Red, white or speckled red-and-white patches in the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing, speaking or swallowing
  • A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together

While our team will perform a screening for oral cancer to check for these and other symptoms, we encourage you to contact us if you notice any of these problems or if you experience any other type of dental pain. We are committed to helping you stay in good health. Visit our clinic for the best dentist in Quincy or the Best Oral cancer screening near you with the best dental services in Quincy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an oral cancer screening?

An oral cancer screening is a preventive examination conducted by a dentist to detect early signs of oral cancer or abnormalities in the mouth and throat.

How is a dental cancer screening performed?

During a dental cancer screening, the dentist will visually inspect your mouth, throat, and neck for abnormal growths, sores, or discolored patches. Additional tests, like biopsies or imaging, may be performed if necessary.

Who should get an oral cancer screening?

Everyone can benefit from regular oral cancer screenings regardless of age or risk factors. However, individuals with risk factors such as tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, or a family history of oral cancer may be at higher risk. They should undergo oral cancer screening more frequently.

What symptoms can indicate oral cancer, and how do screening test for oral cancer helps in this?

The warning signs of oral cancer may include:

  • Persistent mouth sores.
  • Red or white patches.
  • Difficulty swallowing or speaking.
  • A lump or thickening in the mouth or neck.
  • Unexplained bleeding.

If you notice these symptoms, seeing a dentist for further evaluation is essential.

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