Here at our Bay Ridge dental office, Dr. Gary Herskovits and the rest of our staff truly care about you and your overall health. Your dental health is an important part of your general health, and so we are proud to give our patients the comprehensive care they need visit after visit. One of the most potentially consequential dental problems that you should be aware of and look out for is oral cancer. Oral cancer typically presents itself as a growth or sore in or around the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer is a more general term that refers to a variety of cancers such as: cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, sinuses, throat, and more. If oral cancer is not detected and treated early on in its development, it has the potential to be fatal. There are several signs that can be indicative of oral cancer that you should be on alert for, such as: bumps, sores, swellings and thickenings inside the mouth, on the lips, or in other similar areas that do not heal, bleeding in the mouth, numbness or pain in areas of the mouth, difficulty chewing and swallowing, chronic sore throat, ear pain, weight loss, and more. If you are experiencing symptoms indicative of oral cancer, you should schedule an appointment at our Bay Ridge dentist office as soon as possible for an evaluation. If you are not experiencing symptoms, however, you should be aware of the free oral cancer screenings available here at our Bay Ridge dental office. When you visit Dr. Herskovits for your regular exam and cleaning, your exam will include a free oral cancer screening. We believe these screenings are of the utmost importance, and so are happy to include them as part of your regular exam with us.
If you would like to learn more about your oral health and the related services we have available here at our Brooklyn dentist office, we encourage you to visit Dr. Herskovits’ main website to look through some additional information that could be useful to you. You might also choose to give us a call here at the office if you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon at our.