Oral Cancer Screenings in State College, PA

Get Your Complete Oral Health Check-Up Today

Did you know that one American dies every hour from oral cancer? And the mortality rate has remained virtually unchanged for 40 years? The good news is that there’s a 90% cure rate if it’s detected early. We are very pleased to provide one of the most effective oral cancer screenings available today. VELscope™ is the newest FDA-approved oral cancer screening system. We perform the exam using the specially designed light. Any suspicious tissue is immediately and easily visible. This screening could literally save your life!

What are the signs of Oral Cancer?

Some of the warning signs and symptoms of oral cancer that we look for, that you should also be on the lookout for at home, are the following:

  • Swelling, thickening, lumps, rough spots, crusting, or erosion

  • Velvety white, red, or speckled patches

  • Pain, Tenderness, or Numbness

  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue

  • Chronic sore throat

  • Hoarseness or changes in your voice

  •  Mouth sores that are not healing and easily bleed
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Persistent bad breath


Need to Schedule an Oral Health Exam?

If you are experiencing any of the above signs or symptoms of oral cancer, please call us to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Nicole Carnicella a top family dentist in State College, PA will review your health history and use her trained eyes to perform a complete visual and tactile examination of the soft tissues of your mouth.

Office Location

212 Kenlee Dr. Bellefonte, PA 16823

Phone: (814) 355-5254

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