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A healthy mouth can have a direct impact on your quality of life. Gum disease, tooth decay and various forms of pharyngeal and oral cancer can prove painful and costly to treat.

It’s very important to catch oral and pharyngeal cancer as soon as possible. Those who catch oral cancer in its early stages have an 80-90% survival rate. Your dentist, Dr. David Cho will give you an oral cancer screening at every dental checkup, but if you notice any symptoms before he does, you should call Alpha Dental Spa immediately.

Early symptoms may include a persistent pain in your mouth which may be associated with swelling or a lump in your cheeks or gums. You may also see red or white patches on your gums, tongue, or tonsils.
Pharyngeal cancer symptoms consist of an unrelenting sore throat or a feeling like something is stuck at the back of your throat.

If you have a family history of oral cancer or drink alcohol or use tobacco frequently, you should tell Dr. David Cho. This will help him to determine your diagnosis.

If you suspect you may have oral or pharyngeal cancer and you live in the Cinnaminson, New Jersey area, you can call 856-829-1989 to book a checkup with Dr. David Cho.