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Oral Cancer Screenings

One adult dies every hour from oral cancer in the United States. If oral cancer is caught in its earliest stage, treatment can begin quickly and possibly result in a better outcome. In initial stages, treatment has a higher rate of success and is less invasive. In more advanced stages, oral cancers are more likely to have spread to other areas and need complex treatment.

Dr. Bengochea recommends having an oral cancer screening at least once each year. Regular screenings can help ensure early detection of any potential cancers.

During your oral cancer screening, Dr. Bengochea will check for any abnormalities. We will closely examine your mouth, throat, lips, gums, and tongue. Let us know about any potential symptoms you have experienced, including:

  • Pain or difficulty with speaking, swallowing, or moving your jaw or tongue
  • A sensation that something is caught in the back of your throat
  • Sore throat with no other sinus symptoms
  • Lumps or swellings in or around your mouth
  • Drastic weight loss
  • White or red patches in your mouth
  • Mouth sores that do not heal
  • Unexplained ear pain
  • Unexplained bleeding in your mouth

If you have experienced any of these symptoms for more than a week without improvement, call us immediately for an appointment.

Anyone may develop oral cancer, but there are certain factors that can increase your risks. Some of the most common include:

  • Being male (men are more likely to develop oral cancer than women)
  • Use of tobacco in any form (6 times more likely)
  • Genetic predisposition for oral cancers
  • Excessive or prolonged exposure to sun
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Having gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)

For more information on oral cancer screenings or to schedule an appointment, contact Premier Dentistry of North Palm Beach.

Visit Our North Palm Beach Dental Office

Armando F. Bengochea, DMD

1212 US Highway 1
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
(561) 626-3474

Providing Dental Care For the Communities of:
North Palm Beach
Palm Beach Gardens
Royal Palm Beach
Singer Island
Juno Beach

We Are Located:
In the Presidential medical complex at Congress and Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, across from the Palm Beach Outlets.

Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

North Palm Beach Dentist

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“I’m always amazed at how considerate and concerned they are for my well being. Their advice is always wonderful and completely unbiased. It was easy to get an appointment as they have a very flexible schedule and get me in quickly every time.”

Peggy P. North Palm Beach, FL September 15, 2017

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