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Oral Cancer Exams: Do I Need One? Princeton, NJ
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Oral cancer is a dangerous, deadly disease that attacks thousands of Americans every year. Unfortunately, it’s also extremely difficult to diagnose on your own or during the early stages of development.

Anyone can develop oral cancer. Even if you’re completely healthy and have never used tobacco products, there’s still a potential risk. Factors such as sun exposure, certain viruses (including HPV, which is known to cause cervical cancer), and alcohol use can all raise your chances of abnormal cell development.

Early Screenings Save Lives

The best way to combat oral cancer is to screen for it regularly and diagnose it as early as possible. When you catch the disease in its earliest stages, you have a better outlook on how treatment will play out. Unfortunately, waiting too long for an exam and diagnosis could allow the cancer to spread and become life-threatening.

Signs to Look For

During your oral cancer exam, our Princeton dentist will look for tissues that appear different than the surrounding areas. Anything from mild discoloration and surface changes will be noted. Please make us aware of any of the following cancer symptoms:

  • Sores that do not heal in a timely manner
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Lumps or bumps inside your mouth
  • Red, white, or speckled oral tissues
  • One side of your mouth looks different than the other

Request a Screening Today

Our Princeton dentist will perform an oral cancer screening as part of every routine exam. Early intervention could potentially save your life. If you’re not sure when your last oral cancer exam was or you have a suspicious area that needs to be checked, contact Prime Dental Care today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 688-8818

Prime Dental Care

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Based on 198 reviews

Ms P.

My husband has been going to Dr Ma and this practice for many years and swears by them so I thought I would try it out. Very pleasant and professional with a great location and good availability, they respond to queries in a timely way and provide reminders for appointments via text which is great since some practices appear to be in the dark ages on some of the practical stuff. Everyone seems to try to ensure you have a pleasant visit (in spite of being to the dentist!) so kudos to the whole operation. Also, a lot of care has been taken to go above and beyond the requirements of hygiene during this pandemic including state-of-the-art air filtration systems.

Jay J.

Starting from reception to the assistant to the doctors they are so amazing. I have major dental anxiety and they were above and beyond sweet and nice to me. I have come back after a root canal and I can go for a run I feel that good and comfortable with them. They rock! They are awesome- I highly recommend this place

Xiao L.

I’m experiencing a very painful toothache during the COVID-19 period. Thanks for Dr. Ma’s quick response using the “teledentistry”, I got a timely and precise diagnosis without having to step out of my house. I really appreciated their help at this moment!

Zoe F.

I have been here multiple times with Maggie and Dr.Patel. Both of them are amazing and make you feel very comfortable the whole time!

Riya P.

Everyone here is very friendly and is willing to help you. It is a very good experience here! Highly recommend coming here!

Sandy W.

Everyone there is friendly and professional. They have taken great care of me every time I’ve visited.

Elliot V.

Prime Dental care has a great friendly staff. I had a wonderful experience with my hygienist Kate, she was very thorough, professional, and kind! Dr. Ma was informative and did a wonderful job of explaining everything. Would highly recommend Prime Dental Care!

Cody M.

Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

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