Oral Cancer Screenings

Dr. Frankel is a dentist who likes to make sure all of his patients are healthy. Therefore, he routinely checks for oral cancer. There are many signifiers for oral cancer, including:

  • Sores or discolored areas in the mouth for more than two weeks
  • Oral discomfort
  • Trouble swallowing, chewing, or speaking
  • Numbness
  • Hoarseness
  • Prolonged earaches
  • An unfamiliar lump in your mouth or neck

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call us for a routine check-up. We are here to help. The staff at Frankel Dentistry will conduct a visual exam, looking for abnormal cell growth. Then, he will use the VELscope device. This cutting edge machine gives normal, healthy gums a green glow and leaves problematic areas a darker hue, allowing us to pinpoint areas of concern easily and quickly. Ultimately, helping you remain healthy and strong.