Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread. Mouth cancer has the same meaning as oral cancer – it is cancer that occurs in any part of the mouth; on the tongue’s surface, in the lips, inside the cheek, in the gums, in the roof and floor of the mouth, in the tonsils, and also the salivary glands. Most patients have no detectable symptoms during the early stages of oral cancer. Smokers, heavy drinkers should have regular checkups at the dentists‘ – dentists are often able to identify signs of oral cancer. Our Dental office is dedicated to providing you with an excellent experience. Call Dr. Dibling at (732) 993-4212, begin your journey towards a brighter smile.
It is important to remember that your dentist does not necessarily think you have cancer if he or she suggests a screening test. Screening tests are given when you have no cancer symptoms.
Contact our office to learn about our oral cancer screening.