Oral Cancer Screening in New York, NY

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What is an oral cancer exam?

An oral cancer exam is an exam that helps to detect any sign of oral cancer within the mouth. Oral cancer can occur anywhere in the mouth, including the gums, throat, cheeks, lips, tongue, salivary glands, the floor of the mouth, and beyond. An oral cancer examination is the key to diagnosing it as early as possible so that it doesn't spread. Our dental professionals at Madison Avenue Dentists perform these oral cancer examinations for New York, NY patients to provide the best chance for quick treatment and recovery. For more information on what an oral cancer examination entails, contact our team today.

What happens during an oral cancer screening?

 

When New York, NY patients come in for an oral cancer examination, our dental professionals will start by checking for any white or red patches within the mouth and any other sores. The tissues of your mouth will be assessed for any lumps, and your throat and neck will be looked at. This examination will be performed by our dental professionals at Madison Avenue Dentists during each of your dental exams. While these exams are completed during your appointments, it is also good to be on the lookout for any signs of oral cancer. These signs include:

  • Sores that bleed easily or don't seem to heal
  • Bumps or rough patches
  • White or red bumps
  • Discoloration in areas of the mouth
  • Lumps in the mouth

Contact our office if you have any questions or concerns. We will get you scheduled quickly so that we can assess the matter fully. For more information, give us a call today.

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Will insurance cover oral cancer exams?

Dental insurance should generally cover your oral cancer examination either fully or partially. Our team at Madison Avenue Dentists will work with your insurance provider to figure out all of the details before you arrive for your screening. This ensures that you will know the price, if any, before you get the exam. Our team also offers flexible financing options for those who don't have insurance or for those who need additional assistance. Contact our New York, NY facility to learn more.

Detect and diagnose early

Oral cancer examinations are the best way to detect oral cancer early. This simple and easy screening can be completed during your biannual dental exam at Madison Avenue Dentists. Don't forget to schedule an appointment if you notice any of the signs of oral cancer, including bumps, bleeding, or a sore that seems to be taking a long time to heal. For more information on how our dental team in New York, NY will help you stay healthy, schedule a dental exam.

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When should I be screened for oral cancer?

We generally recommend for patients to begin oral cancer screenings at the age of 18. However, oral cancer can present itself at any age — so it's never a bad idea to receive an examination, even in your teens.

Where does oral cancer usually start?

In most cases, oral cancer will begin to present itself in the flat, thin cells lining the lips and inside of the mouth. Even so, we will thoroughly analyze all areas of the mouth during our examinations in order to ensure no potential sign of cancer goes unnoticed.

How long does it take oral cancer to develop?

Oral cancer can grow at different rates depending on the patient. Some may not develop oral cancer until they are 55, while others may notice the signs much earlier. The best way to catch it as soon as possible is by undergoing regularly scheduled oral cancer examinations.

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