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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening: Early Detection for a Healthy Smile

Welcome to our Oral Cancer Screening page, where your oral health and overall well-being are our top priorities. Oral cancer is a serious condition that can affect anyone, but early detection is key to successful treatment. Our comprehensive oral cancer screening services aim to identify any potential issues in their early stages, ensuring you receive the necessary care promptly. Read on to learn more about the importance of oral cancer screenings and how they can benefit you.

Oral cancer screenings can be conducted during your check-ups and cleanings.

What is Oral Cancer?

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Oral cancer refers to cancer that develops in any part of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, and throat. It can affect anyone, regardless of age or lifestyle, making regular screenings crucial for everyone.

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

Early Detection

Oral cancer can often be asymptomatic in its early stages, making it challenging to detect without professional screening. Regular screenings increase the chances of identifying potential issues before they progress.

Improved Treatment Outcomes

When oral cancer is detected early, treatment options are more effective, and the chances of successful recovery are significantly higher.

Quick and Non-Invasive Procedure

Oral cancer screening is a simple, painless, and quick procedure that can be performed during your regular dental checkups.

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Oral Cancer Screening FAQs

Learn the essentials of oral cancer screening with our FAQs. Understand the importance, process, and early signs to watch for. Discover how early detection can make a difference in treatment outcomes. Stay informed and take charge of your oral health!
What is oral cancer screening?

 Oral cancer screening is a preventive examination performed by a dentist or healthcare professional to detect early signs of oral cancer.

Early detection through screening increases the chances of successful treatment and improves overall prognosis for oral cancer patients.

During the screening, the dentist visually examines the mouth, throat, and neck for any abnormalities, and may use additional tools like a VELscope or a brush biopsy.

No, oral cancer screening is typically painless and non-invasive.

Anyone can benefit from oral cancer screening, but individuals with higher risk factors such as tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, or a family history of oral cancer should be particularly vigilant.

The frequency of screening may vary based on individual risk factors, but it is generally recommended to have an oral cancer screening during regular dental check-ups at least once a year.

Early signs of oral cancer may include persistent mouth sores, red or white patches in the mouth, difficulty swallowing or speaking, and unexplained oral pain.

If an abnormality is detected, further diagnostic tests, such as a biopsy, may be recommended to confirm or rule out oral cancer.

Yes, adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption can significantly lower the risk of developing oral cancer.

When detected early, oral cancer is highly treatable, and the chances of a successful recovery are much higher. However, early detection is crucial for successful treatment.

Meet Our Highly Trained Doctors

Our cosmetic dentists Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel provide world-class dental care in a caring and friendly environment. Residents in Queens, Long Island, and throughout NYC trust them to create beautiful, healthy smiles.

Clifford Degel, DDS

With over 35 years of experience helping patients maintain, restore, and revitalize their smiles, Dr. Clifford Degel is considered a top dentist in Queens. Dr. Degel is known for exquisite cosmetic and restorative dentistry work at his state-of the-art, full service practice, Astoria Dental Group.

Carmen Every-Degel, DDS

Recognized as a top Invisalign® dentist, Dr. Every-Degel provides dramatic transformations with the discreet, convenient system, along with various cosmetic treatments such as smile makeovers and other procedures designed to deliver a brighter, more brilliant smile.

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May 20, 2024
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May 3, 2024
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April 29, 2024
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February 25, 2024
Throughout my life, my dental journey has been difficult, painful, and has caused me a lot of anxiety. I am very happy to have found Astoria Dental Group – everyone has been so kind and have taken the time to explain everything to me thoroughly and make sure I am comfortable. Dr. Degel is absolutely wonderful. I know I’m putting my teeth in the right hands and I will soon have my dream smile!
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December 9, 2023
Astoria’s finest! The team here is exceptional – a warm and welcoming staff coupled with highly professional dentists, a husband-and-wife duo who each dedicate three days a week. Their flexibility in scheduling and acceptance of various insurances make it hassle-free. I’ve been a loyal client for years, personally attended to by Dr. Carmen. She’s not only super nice but also patiently listens, possesses extensive knowledge, and most importantly, operates with utmost integrity – you can trust them without a doubt.
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September 15, 2023
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August 12, 2023
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June 9, 2023
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