Oral cancer may sometimes be hard to identify. It is important for patients to visit the dentist twice a year for preventive care visits. During the preventive care visit, Chester Springs dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis can carefully examine your mouth, cheeks, gums, and throat for any signs of oral cancer. Dr. Petkevis is a trained dentist who has experience identifying and treating complex dental problems. Regular oral cancer screenings can be life-saving for some patients, so Dr. Petkevis suggest that patients visit our Chester Springs dental office.
Oral cancer can develop anywhere in the oral cavity and may present itself in a variety of symptoms. Symptoms of oral cancer may include:
- a sore throat
- white or red patches in the mouth
- sores or lesions in the mouth or lips
- lumps in the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat
- difficulty moving the jaw
- pain or tenderness in the jaw
- numbness in the tongue or lips
If you notice any changes in your oral health or any of the symptoms listed above, please schedule a visit to our Chester Springs dental office. Dr. Petkevis can work with your to determine if you are at risk for oral cancer. If needed, Dr. Petkevis will work with your healthcare specialist to coordinate the appropriate care for your needs.
Schedule An Oral Cancer Screening in Chester Springs, PA
Preventive dental care can help patients receive the early diagnosis needed to improve their quality of life. If you haven’t visited the dentist in the past six months, you may benefit from a preventive care visit. If you would like to schedule a screening, call 610.400.1459 or schedule an appointment online.