Detecting oral cancer early is critical. Symptoms of oral cancer include a sore throat that doesn’t heal, a lump, or a white or red patch on the inside of the mouth. Navesink Dental Care performs an oral cancer screening with every dental exam.
Oral cancer strikes over 40,000 Americans annually, killing over 8,000 Americans each year. Smoking, using chewing tobacco and heavy drinking are the prime oral cancer risk factors, but many people diagnosed with oral cancer have none of these risk factors.
During your dental exam, our Red Bank dental team of Allan Ruda, DDS and Beth DeAngelis, DMD, will discuss your health history and perform a visual inspection of the mouth and palpation of the jaw and neck. To help easily distinguish between common lesions and the more lethal cancerous or pre-cancerous lesions, a biopsy may be performed.
To learn more about oral cancer screenings as part of our routine dental health in Red Bank, NJ, contact Dr. Ruda and Dr. DeAngelis at (732) 741-7733 to schedule your exam today!