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Oral cancer detection with regular dental screenings

Oral cancer, otherwise known as mouth cancer, is a form of cancer that develops anywhere in the mouth and throat. Like any other cancer, it can spread and become deadly. Fortunately, Dr. Beth Skovron and her team at Heritage Dental in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, offer oral cancer screenings to monitor for changes in the smile that may indicate cancerous cells.

What is oral cancer?

Dr. Skovron describes oral cancer as cancer that affects any area of the mouth and throat, including the lips, tongue, gums, cheeks, palate, and tonsils. It is a form of cancer that can spread quickly if not treated.

What are the signs of mouth cancer?

Knowing the signs and symptoms is one way to keep an eye on any early indications that cancer is present, which can be brought to the attention of your dental team.

Symptoms include:

  • Persistent sores
  • Lumps
  • Thickening in the mouth and neck area
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • New growths or cysts in the mouth

If you spot any of these issues, it may be time to consult a professional for an oral cancer screening.

What can I expect during my test and evaluation for oral cancer?

Our team at Heritage Dental starts with cleaning the teeth and gums during one’s routine dental visit. X-rays may also be taken to monitor health underneath the gums where Dr. Skovron cannot physically see. Any issues since your last appointment should be mentioned to our dental team, after which they will evaluate the soft tissues of the mouth and throat to look for any suspicious areas that might require further examination. In some cases, Dr. Skovron may take a small sample, called a biopsy, to be sent to a laboratory for testing to determine if cancerous cells are present. If diagnosed with oral cancer, treatment options are discussed with our team and any specialists who can assist. We also offer an upgraded cancer detection system called ViziLite. The ViziLite oral cancer detection light was engineered to visually identify abnormalities in the early stages of cancer, lesions, as well as other abnormal tissue formations that may occur. This quick detection procedure provides a fast and effective approach to detecting epithelial dysplasia, even in its earliest stages.

Schedule an oral cancer screening today!

Early detection of oral cancer significantly increases one’s chance of survival. If you are located in Montgomeryville, PA, and want to speak to Dr. Beth Skovron and her team at Heritage Dental about undergoing a screening, call the office at (215) 792-2227. Our professional team is conveniently located at 595 Bethlehem Pike, Suite #302, and is open to new families and patients at our state-of-the-art dental facility.


What is oral cancer?

Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer, can develop in various areas of the mouth and throat, including the lips, tongue, gums, and throat. It’s crucial to detect it early to prevent its spread.

What are the signs of mouth cancer?

Look out for persistent sores, lumps, thickening in the mouth or neck, difficulty swallowing, or new growths in the mouth. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s essential to consult a professional for an oral cancer screening.

What happens during an oral cancer screening?

During a routine dental visit, our team at Heritage Dental will clean your teeth and gums, evaluate any changes since your last visit, and examine the soft tissues of your mouth and throat for any suspicious areas.

What is ViziLite?

ViziLite is an upgraded cancer detection system that uses a special light to identify abnormalities in the mouth, including early-stage cancer, lesions, and other abnormal tissue formations. It provides a fast and effective approach to detecting potential issues.

How can I schedule an oral cancer screening?

Early detection is vital to improving survival chances. If you’re in Montgomeryville, PA, contact Dr. Beth Skovron and her team at Heritage Dental by calling (215) 792-2227 to schedule your screening. We’re dedicated to providing state-of-the-art dental care for new families and patients.

Dr. Beth Skovron, Heritage Dental, PA

Dr. Beth Skovron, DDS, FAGD, is a distinguished State University of New York graduate at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. With advanced training in oral surgery and therapeutic procedures, she embodies a legacy of dentistry—both her father and uncle were dentists, while her mother was a dental hygienist. Dr. Skovron's passion for dentistry extends to creating a serene, spa-like environment for patients. Renowned for her expertise in cosmetic reconstructions, she is a certified CEREC® mentor and a graduate of the prestigious SPEAR® program. Trust Dr. Skovron to provide exceptional dental care, integrating cutting-edge techniques to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience during your visit.

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