It may be tempting in your busy life to skip appointments that do not seem immediately relevant. For example, if you are not currently experiencing mouth pain or able to see any changes in the general health of your teeth and gums, it may seem permissible to cancel or postpone your regular dental appointment to make room for something else in your jammed schedule. Problem is, oral cancer screenings which may be performed during a routine dental examination, may be the difference between early detection and treatment or the need for more extensive care. In many cases, oral cancer may not present symptoms patients will immediately recognize and identify as cancer. To receive a painless determination, you may opt for oral cancer screenings in Manhattan by Elliott Ostro, DMD.
If you are a cigarette smoker, a tobacco user who also regularly drinks alcohol, have been identified as having human papillomavirus (HPV), are over the age of 40, have had extensive sun exposure or do not have a healthy diet, you are at a higher risk for oral cancer. Oral cancer is also found in twice as many men as women. If you have a sore or irritation on your mouth or lip, white or red patch in your mouth, difficulty chewing, swallowing or moving your jaw or tongue, or numbness anywhere in your mouth or jaw for more than 2 weeks, an oral cancer screening may be recommended by your dentist or physician. Elliott Ostro, DMD performs oral cancer screenings in Manhattan and will provide you with a thorough consultation to explain the procedure as well as a comprehensive follow up to review your results and treatment options.
Our professionally and highly trained staff are understanding and compassionate. We understand you may have feelings of anxiety or stress associated with visiting a dentist in the past and will keep you informed about each phase of your treatment or service in our office. To schedule oral cancer screenings in Manhattan, call our office at (646) 862-7077 and a friendly and helpful member of our team from the office of Elliott Ostro, DMD will be happy to make your appointment. We can also be reached for appointment via our website at www.newyorkcity-oralsurgery.com.