Oral Cancer Screening in Midtown Manhattan

Oral Cancer Screening in Midtown Manhattan

One of the most important parts of dental exam in Midtown Manhattan dentist office is the part when Dr. Pyon thoroughly checks the neck, head, and mouth for oral cancer. About two-thirdsof all cases of oral cancer occur in the floor of the mouth and tongue, but oral cancer can also occur in the upper or lower jaw, lips, gums, and lining of the cheeks. Oral cancer kills one American every hour of every day and to not fall victim to cancer, early detection and oral cancer screening in Midtown Manhattan is imperative. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Midtown Manhattan Oral Cancer Risk Factors

There are a few lifestyle factors that can result in you being more at risk for oral cancer. If you experience the following, it is imperative you keep up with oral cancer screening in Midtown Manhattan more diligently than an average patient:

  • tobacco & marijuana smoking
  • heavy alcohol drinking
  • HPV infection.

Oral Cancer Symptoms and Warning Signs

Warning signs of oral cancer may include the following:

  • red or white mouth patches in or behind the mouth
  • mouth sores or ulcers that bleed easily and do not heal
  • unexplained lump in the neck, throat, or floor of the mouth
  • difficulty or discomfort chewing or swallowing
  • pain and tenderness in teeth or gums
  • change in the fit of dentures or partial dentures
  • visible change in mouth tissue
  • unpleasant sensations (pain, discomfort, numbness)
  • diminished ability to perform normal functions such as opening jaws, chewing, or swallowing
  • unexplained swelling or fullness in the neck.

Would you like to learn more about oral cancer screening in Midtown Manhattan? If you still have questions, notice any warning signs on yourself or a family member, or if you want to get an oral Midtown Manhattan cancer screening as soon as possible, the office of Dr. Pyon in Manhattan Upper East Side will be happy to see you. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and we will love to meet or see you again!

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