Founded in 1983 • 65 years of combined experience

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Founded in 1983 • 65 years of combined experience

ORAL CANCER SCREENING
in Tampa, Florida

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

When you choose Coastal Jaw Surgery, you are in expert, caring hands. We offer a wide range of oral health care services including Same Day Teeth®, traditional dental implants, oral surgery, and periodontal services.

Oral Cancer Screening
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at Coastal Jaw Surgery
Oral Cancer Screening

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

ORAL CANCER SCREENING
in Tampa, Florida

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

When you choose Coastal Jaw Surgery, you are in expert, caring hands. We offer a wide range of oral health care services including Same Day Teeth®, traditional dental implants, oral surgery, and periodontal services.

Oral Cancer Screening
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at Coastal Jaw Surgery
Oral Cancer Screening

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

ORAL CANCER SCREENING For Early Detection of Signs & Symptoms

According to a report from the Oral Cancer Foundation, this year nearly 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Oral cancer can occur in the throat, pharynx, sinuses, floor of the mouth, cheeks, tongue, and lips. While early stages of cancer often do not present obvious signs, the following may be indications that oral cancer has developed:

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Numbness in or around the mouth
  • Chronic sores
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Persistent mouth pain
  • Red or white patches
  • Eroded areas, roughs spots, or lumps on the gums, lips, or other oral tissues
  • Sensitivity of the neck, mouth, or face

Although everyone is at some risk, the following factors will significantly increase your risk of developing oral cancer:

  • Tobacco use
  • Previous oral cancer diagnosis
  • HPV (human papilloma virus
  • Frequent/heavy alcohol use
  • Diet low in fruits and vegetables
  • Significant exposure to ultraviolet light
  • Genetic predisposition

If you are concerned that you may be at risk of or have oral cancer, please contact our office as soon as possible. As is the case with all types of cancer, early detection is the best way to increase your likelihood of successful treatment. At Coastal Jaw Surgery, every patient who walks through our door will receive VIP Treatment delivered by dedicated professionals who are leaders in their fields and ready to provide you with personalized care using the most cutting-edge dental technology available. For over three decades, we have proudly provided thousands of patients in the Tampa Bay area with dental implant and oral surgery services, including oral surgery, Same Day Teeth®, and periodontal services. To schedule an appointment for an oral cancer screening, contact us today at (800) NEW-LOOK.

Dr. Michael A. Pikos
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Michael A. Pikos

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Michael a.
Pikos

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Michael A. Pikos is the founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery, the world renowned Pikos Institute, and the inventor of Same Day Teeth®. He is recognized as a world authority on dental implant surgical reconstruction.

Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Kenneth l.
Anderson

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Anderson practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with emphasis on dental alveolar surgery, implants, tissue grafting, general anesthesia, facial trauma, cleft palate, and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Jason B. Blundell
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Jason B. Blundell

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Jason B.
Blundell

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Blundell specializes in dentoalveolar surgery (teeth extractions, wisdom teeth extraction and alveplasty), dental implants, tissue grafting, general anesthesia, facial trauma and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Nicole Hernandez
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Nicole Hernandez

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Nicole Hernandez

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Hernandez practices as a dual- degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. She employs a full scope of treatment with emphasis on extractions, dental implants, bone grafting, pathology, and TMJ.

Dr. Philip J. Hedger
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Philip J. Hedger

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Philip J.
Hedger

Prosthodontist

Dr. Hedger specializes in treating issues that involve restoring missing teeth. He is highly trained in dental implants, crowns, bridges and dentures. Dr. Hedger is a faculty member of the Pikos Institute, teaching implant prosthodontics.

Dr. Anthony Pikos
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Anthony Pikos

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Anthony M.
Pikos

Periodontist

Dr. Pikos, a Board Certified Periodontist, employs a full scope of advanced treatment with an emphasis on periodontal cosmetic procedures, periodontal therapy, dental implants, bone grafting, and perio-orthodontic procedures.

Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Lindsey
Pikos Rosati

Periodontist

Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati has been with Coastal Jaw Surgery as a Board Certified Periodontist since 2017. Dr. Rosati specializes in implants, periodontal surgery & therapies, bone grafting, and perio-orthodontic procedures.

ORAL CANCER SCREENING AND BIOPSY PROCESS

Oral cancer symptoms often do not occur until the cancer has progressed, which is why it is so important to schedule oral cancer screenings and regular examinations. During routine visits, our staff will provide a comprehensive examination that includes examining for indications of oral cancer. During the oral cancer screening process, we will examine the inside of your mouth to look for any abnormal tissue that may be indicative of precancerous or cancer conditions. Oftentimes a VELscope® will also be used, which is a handheld device that will cause oral mucosa to naturally fluoresce and identify suspicious lesions that may not be easily noticed otherwise.

If a suspicious area is identified, a biopsy will be performed, which involves removing a portion of the tissue (incisional biopsy) the entire tissue (excisional) or scraping sample cells from the area (exfoliative cytology). This tissue will then be sent for evaluation by a pathologist. Following your pathology results, our surgeons will discuss available treatment options.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR ORAL CANCER

If your biopsy results confirm that you have oral cancer, we will help coordinate treatment options to ensure you receive the care you need as quickly as possible. Although treatment plans will be slightly different for everyone, the most common methods for treating cancer are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or any combination of the three. Surgical removal of the tumor can be minor or quite extensive depending on the size and location of the tumor. Chemotherapy drugs are designed to stress, or damage cancer cells, and radiation therapy uses high-energy beams to kill or control malignant cells. The two are often done in combination with one another, especially if surgical removal is not an option. Drug therapy is also commonly part of a treatment plan, and is done to interfere with cancer cell growth, as well as immunotherapy, which involves suppressing or activating the immune system, which in turn helps the body destroy tumors.

Following oral cancer surgery, reconstructive surgery may be recommended to help rebuild your mouth. Please know that our doctors can help restore appearance and function using advanced techniques and delivered with skillful care.

Transform Your Smile.
Change Your Life.
Contact us today.

Our goal at Coastal Jaw Surgery is to make the process of receiving quality dental care as smooth as possible, from the time you enter our office to the conclusion of the payment process. Do you have questions? We are here to help you.

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Same Day Teeth®
at Pikos Institute

8740 Mitchell Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
(727) 877-0011

Pinellas Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
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at Clearwater, FL
Pinellas Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

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Pinellas Periodontics
at Clearwater

3003 Enterprise Rd E
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 799-4492

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Palm Harbor

2711 Tampa Rd.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 786-1631

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Spring Hill

4372 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL 34606
(352) 596-6804

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Tampa

11940 Sheldon Rd
Tampa, FL 33626
(727) 877-0011

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Trinity

8845 Hawbuck St
Trinity, FL 34655
(727) 375-0469

COST OF ORAL CANCER SCREENING

The cost of performing an oral cancer screening is minimal, however, the overall cost of treatment will depend on a variety of factors, including whether or not oral cancer is present, and if so, what procedures are performed as part of your treatment plan, as well as your dental insurance plan coverage (if applicable). At Coastal Jaw Surgery, we are committed to providing you with high-quality oral care in a manner that is simple and efficient. To help meet your unique budget and needs, we offer the following financing options:

  • Carecredit® Healthcare Financing (interest free financing for dental care)
  • GreenSky® Patient Financing
  • Lending Club Patient Financing

We also accept traditional insurance, and as courtesy to you, are happy to file and track your insurance claim and assist with insurance family plans. To help facilitate this process, please have your insurance information prepared at your appointment, including your insurance and identification card. To help you maximize your benefits, we are also happy to provide a written diagnostic report and X-rays to your insurance company if necessary.

Please note: Dental insurance only covers part of your total expenses and remaining out-of-pocket expenses must be paid following service. We accept cash, debit cards, and most major credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express).

Contact Coastal Jaw Surgery

In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Pikos also founded the Pikos Institute in 1990, a now globally recognized teaching organization that provides surgical and technology-based training for clinicians throughout the country to perform predictable, prosthetically driven implant dentistry. Whether you are having oral surgery, dental implants, or periodontal services, you can feel confident that you are receiving care from oral health professionals who are at the forefront of oral surgery education and leaders in the fields of periodontal services and implant dentistry.

To learn more about our clinic and services, or to schedule an appointment for an oral cancer screening, contact us today at (800) 639-5665 or fill out an online form.

At Coastal Jaw Surgery, we are committed to improving your oral health, aesthetic appearance of your smile, and overall quality of life!