Oral Cancer Screening in Annapolis, MD
Oral cancer is one of the underdiagnosed forms of cancer. Not because it is difficult to diagnose but because patients are not receiving regular screenings for oral cancer. Routine cancer screenings are a critical part of an early diagnosis. Early diagnosis may increase a patient’s chance of receiving life-saving treatment.
Signs of Oral Cancer:
- Swelling or discomfort in the jaw
- White or red patches in the oral cavity
- Lesions or sores in the oral cavity
- Changes in the fit of dentures
- Thickening of oral tissues
- Lumps in the oral cavity or neck
- A persistent sore throat
If you notice any of these symptoms for more than two weeks, please consider visiting West Annapolis Family Dentistry for an oral cancer screening. Patients who use tobacco or smoke, consume and an excessive amount of alcohol, are exposed to HPV, or are over the age of 55 are at a higher risk of developing oral cancer. If you haven’t been to the dentist recently, visit our Annapolis dental office.
At East Annapolis Family Dentistry, Dr. Maria Colucciello and Dr. Jerry Berkow offer routine oral cancer screenings in our Annapolis, MD dental practice. Oral cancer screenings take a few short minutes during your comprehensive exam. Dr. Coluccliello or Dr. Berkow will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, throat, and neck for any signs of oral cancer. An oral cancer screening is a fast an painless procedure that offers a lifetime of benefits. If oral cancer is suspected after the initial exam, we will work with you to coordinate further testing. Our goal is to help patients achieve a healthier smile through comprehensive, patient-focused dentistry.
If you need to schedule an oral cancer screening, you can visit West Annapolis Family Dentistry in Annapolis, MD. To schedule an appointment, call (410) 216-4199 or schedule an appointment online.