Oral pathology biopsy services with Keene, NH dentist
As part of an extensive dental examination at Monadnock Perio and Implant Center, our dentists also provide oral cancer screenings and oral pathology biopsy services. Oral cancer is one of the few cancers that can be seen visually in its earliest stages of development. It is also treated successfully in many cases when it is detected as soon as possible. This is why our dentists at Keene, NH area practice, Monadnock Perio and Implant Center, strongly encourage patients to have routine dental examinations that include oral cancer screening. Oral cancer can be life threating, so we take these routine screenings seriously. We can detect, diagnose, and treat oral cancers at their earliest stages for the most successful outcome.
What are the signs of oral cancer?
Oral cancer may present itself in any of the following ways:
- Ear pain
- Persistent sore throat
- Pain or numbing of the face, neck, or mouth
- Persistent sore that does not heal
- Lumps and rough spots on the gums, lips, or inside of the mouth
- Red or white patches in the mouth
- Unexplained bleeding
- Difficulty speaking, swallowing, or chewing
- A change in the positioning of the teeth or bite
With an evaluation, Drs. Tae Kwon and Howard Yen can not only spot unusual signs of oral cancer in the mouth, but also perform oral pathology biopsy to look for cancerous cells in samples. A biopsy involves the removal of a small sample of an unusual area in the mouth to evaluate it and determine if cancer is present. If cancer is found during the oral pathology biopsy, then the dentist can provide a definitive diagnosis and discuss with patients their options for treatment. With early treatment, many patients can resolve their cancer effectively.
Schedule an appointment in Keene, NH today
To get in touch with our professional team at Monadnock Perio and Implant Center regarding an oral cancer screening, connect with Drs. Tae Kwon and Howard Yen at (603) 215-5800. We will happily get you arranged for an appointment to discuss your needs. Our facility is conveniently located in Keene, NH and accepts new and established patients.