Oral Cancer Screenings

Stuart, FL Dentist

In the United States alone, one adult dies every hour from oral cancers. Early the detection is the key to starting prompt treatment, which increases your odds of beating the illness. In initial stages, treatment has a higher rate of success and is less invasive. In more advanced stages, oral cancers are more likely to have spread to other areas and need complex treatment.

Our team recommends having an oral cancer screening at least once each year. Regular screenings can help ensure early detection of any potential cancers.

During your oral cancer screening, our Stuart dental team will check for any abnormalities. We will closely examine your mouth, throat, lips, gums, and tongue. Let us know about any potential symptoms you have experienced, including:

  • Pain or difficulty with speaking, swallowing, or moving your jaw or tongue
  • A sensation that something is caught in the back of your throat
  • Sore throat with no other sinus symptoms
  • Lumps or swellings in or around your mouth
  • Drastic weight loss
  • White or red patches in your mouth
  • Mouth sores that do not heal
  • Unexplained ear pain
  • Unexplained bleeding in your mouth

If you have experienced any of these symptoms for more than a week without improvement, call us immediately for an appointment.

Anyone may develop oral cancer, but there are certain factors that can increase your risks. Some of the most common include:

  • Being male (men are more likely to develop oral cancer than women)
  • Use of tobacco in any form (6 times more likely)
  • Genetic predisposition for oral cancers
  • Excessive or prolonged exposure to sun
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Having gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)

For more information on oral cancer screenings or to schedule an appointment, contact Family & Implant Dentistry of Stuart.

Our goal at Family & Implant Dentistry of Stuart is to provide a comfortable and caring experience for your family. We offer in-house financing for your convenience.

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Meet Our Stuart Dental Team

Daniel M. Casel, DMD, earned his dental degree from the Temple University School of Dentistry, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Drew University. He has engaged in extensive postgraduate education to become skilled in all aspects of general and restorative dentistry. Dr. Casel keeps up with the latest technology in order to perform procedures such as porcelain inlays and onlays, full zirconia crowns, implant restorations, and porcelain veneers. He places a strong emphasis on the importance of periodontal care to maintain the teeth as well as the overall health of every patient.

Dr. Casel’s professional memberships include the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Palm Beach County Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

Dr. Casel and his wife Karyn have four children ranging in age from nine to 24. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, fishing, working out, gardening, and playing baseball with his son while his dogs Brody and Bauer chase the ball.

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Dentist in Stuart, FL

(772) 286-3088

2385 SE Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

Located in the shopping center on US 1, close to Bonefish Grill and TJ Maxx

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental | American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics: AAFE