Oral Cancer Screenings

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Of those newly diagnosed individuals, only half will be alive in 5 years.

The good news is that most oral cancers can be cured if caught early. Sharon E. Schindler, DDS in Columbus, Ohio, helps guests know their risk of oral cancer by providing screenings during every regular exam. If you detect any symptoms in your mouth, gums, tongue, or lips, please call your dentist immediately.

You deserve to have a healthy smile. Ask Dr. Schindler how oral cancer screenings can help.

Photo of a patient undergoing oral cancer screening during an exam

Know your risk. We provide cancer screenings with every regular exam.

Oral Cancer Symptoms:

  • White or velvety red patches that will not rub off or heal

  • Sores or swelling that last longer than 2-3 weeks

  • Repeated bleeding with no apparent cause

  • Numbness or pain in any area

  • Difficulty in chewing, swallowing, or moving your tongue or jaw

  • A mouth sore that bleeds easily or fails to heal

Oral Cancer Risk Factors:

  • Smoking

  • The use of smokeless tobacco (especially when used in combination with alcohol)

  • Gender – oral cancers are twice as common in men as in women

  • Ultraviolet light (cancers of the lip)

  • Poor nutrition. Studies have linked a diet low in fruits and vegetables with an increased risk of oral cancers

  • HPV (human papillomaviruses)

Sharon E. Schindler, DDS in Columbus, along with her dental team, can safeguard your mouth by thoroughly examining it for oral cancer. Call for your screening today!