Oral Cancer Screenings New York

Expert Detection in a Matter of Minutes

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Oral cancer has increased each of the last 16 years, making it a more common problem than ever. Even those who have never used tobacco or cigarettes can be affected by oral cancer, which is why we provide thorough oral cancer screenings in New York at Gramercy Dental Studio. Dr. Ira Newman is experienced in detecting oral cancer early on to give you your best chance at a full recovery. We never want there to be any signs of cancer but detecting it in its earlier stages can save your life. Keep reading to learn more about oral cancer and what we check for during a routine screening or call us for more information.

Why Choose Gramercy Dental Studio for Oral Cancer Screenings?

  • OralID Screening Device Used for Enhanced Detection
  • Caring Dental Team Who’ll Remain By Your Side
  • We Welcome Your Dental Insurance

Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer

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One of the reasons why we provide oral cancer screenings is because the symptoms are often hard to detect on your own. However, you should contact our office if you notice any of these warning signs:

  • Red or white lesions in your mouth
  • Numb spots in or around your mouth
  • Lumps or bumps on or beneath soft tissue
  • Sores that bleed easily or won’t heal
  • Pain in your ears
  • Persistent sore throat

What Does My Dentist Look for During an Oral Cancer Screening?

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With an estimated 53,000 people diagnosed with oral cancer each year, Dr. Newman is on the lookout for common warning signs. He will check your head and mouth for any symptoms that could tip off oral cancer. He never looks forward to finding cancer, but he takes pride in saving patients from more severe health issues by catching it early. If he does detect a sign of cancer, he may order a biopsy for further investigation. Dentists alone catch 84% of oral cancers early on, making this quick and easy part of your routine checkup potentially lifesaving.

What Should I Expect During an Oral Cancer Screening?

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During the screening, Dr. Newman will provide a visual and physical examination. He will visually check your mouth, lips, cheeks, tongue, throat, gums, neck, and head for any abnormalities. He will also physically examine around your jawbone to check for any lumps or bumps that may occur, especially around your lymph nodes. This process in total only takes a matter of minutes, making this simple check well worth your time.

OraID Cancer Screening Device

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When it comes to oral cancer, the best defense is a good offense. Our proactive screenings catch early signs of cancer before they can become more serious. Thanks to our ORALID cancer screening device, detecting warning signs is easier and more efficient than ever before. Using special fluorescence technology, our ORALID allows us to catch pre-cancer, cancer, lesions, and any other symptoms related to oral cancer. The best part is that this proven technology is reliable and quick!