Screening for Oral Cancer
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a pathologic process or cancerous growth:
- Reddish patches (erythroplasia) or whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
- A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
- A lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth
- Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
- Difficulty in chewing or swallowing
These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face, and/or neck. Pain does not always occur with pathology, and curiously, is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and/or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer.
We would recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact us so we may help.
Atlantic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
I had a stress crack in a molar from my orthodontic band which I didn’t have crowned— of course over time it worsened and needed to be pulled. Dr. Jungles was fabulous and I only had to be numbed! The whole procedure was quick and relevantly painless! He provided instructions, followed up with me and the whole staff was honestly the best I ever used! I love this office and would highly recommend!
- Ginamarie D
Very good experience, friendly and helpful staff. Dr. Jungles was excellent,will return if needed
- Frank L
Office accomodated me the next day. Was in pain. Staff and Doctor were great. Explained options, procedure and after care. Made an unpleasant situation as comfortable as posssible. Thank You.
- Thomas C
His concern for me to keep me calm. He explain what he was going to do and talk to me during the procedure which did keep me calm. I appreciate his patients
- Phyllis E
I recommend them , A+++
- Robert M
Happy with the care I received!
- Gillian M
Staff was very caring and friendly. Dr. Jungles made me feel calm and as comfortable as possible during procedure.
- Cheryl S
Excellant doctor and staff made me feel very relaxed
- joe nigro n
Doctor Jungles explained condition and what to expect with the surgery and recovery.
All options were presented and insurance coverage and co-pays explained with no “surprise” additional fees.
Surgery out come was excellent.
I highly recommend Dr. jungles and his entire staff was wonderful!
- Gary S.
I was refered to this Dr. and I can only say that I need to thank that person because this office was a complete joy.
- Kevin P.
Everything was great. Two convenient locations too.
- Joe F.
Great job, quick, and barely any pain after all four removed.
- Sarah S
Excellent surgery and friendly staff. I had my wisdom teeth removed and recovery was smooth. Thank you, Dr. Jungels and staff for making me feel very safe and in good hands.
- Nastassia D.
I had gastric bypass surgery years ago, an after effect is that my teeth have began to fall apart, I was able to make an appointment, be seen, and have the bad teeth removed all within a week, I will be following up for the remainder of my teeth and would trust no one else!
- Stanley G.
I was in severe pain for over a year with exposed roots and nerves, I went here and in one appointment the teeth were removed as well as impacted wisdom teeth, I have severe anxiety and they took care of that with local sedation, I am now home recovering and can not wait until the extraction pain goes away so I can see how my new mouth feels
- Stanley G.
Quite amazing, actually. As professional, courteous and efficient as one could imagine.
- Alan M.
I was very pleased with my experience.
I had a great experience. I was so scared and anxious about the whole procedure. The doctor and his staff helped ease that a lot
Great office, I would recommend them to anyone seeking a pleasant and calm experience.
Outstanding. Thank you.
- Catrickes, C. P..