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372 Stockton St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening
Oral Cancer Screening
Our Brooklyn, NY cosmetic dentistry is not only dedicated to your smile, we’re also dedicated to your overall wellness. We take a serious approach to your dental care, which includes an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular exam. Like any kind of cancer, oral cancer can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.

Routine screenings are the most important factor in the early diagnosis of oral cancer. We have the skills and tools to ensure that early signs and symptoms of oral cancer and pre-cancerous conditions are identified. While these symptoms may be caused by other, less serious problems, it is very important to visit our office to rule out the possibility of oral cancer.

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What Are the Warning Signs?

Oral cancer is difficult to self-diagnose, so routine dental exams are strongly recommended. The most frequent oral cancer sites are the tongue, the floor of the mouth, soft palate tissues in the back of the tongue, lips, and gums. The most common symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • Red or white spots or sores anywhere in the oral cavity
  • A sore that bleeds easily or does not heal A lump
  • Thickening or rough spot
  • Pain, tenderness or numbness anywhere in the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Swallowing
  • Speaking
  • Moving the jaw or tongue

Our staff is trained in a simple, quick screening, which involves an examination of your mouth as a whole, and not just your teeth to detect cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions. Besides a visual examination of your mouth, we will also feel the tissue of your mouth and throat to detect any abnormalities. If we find an area of concern, we may perform a simple test, such as a brush test, which collects cells from a suspicious lesion in the mouth to be sent to a laboratory for analysis. If this test comes back atypical or positive, we may recommend a biopsy.

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What Causes Oral Cancer?

Scientists aren’t sure of the exact cause of oral cancer. However, use of tobacco products, heavy alcohol consumption, human papilloma virus (HPV) infections, as well as excessive exposure to the sun have been found to increase the risk of developing oral cancer.

Come visit the Broadway Family Dentistry and meet our Brooklyn dental specialist, Dr. Dekhtyar. Get the care you need in the safe, reassuring hands of the best rated general and cosmetic dentist in Brooklyn.

Page Updated on Apr 9, 2024 by Dr. Dekhtyar (Dentist) of Broadway Family Dental
Dr. Ella Dekhtyar

Dr. Ella Dekhtyar is an ABGD-certified cosmetic and family dentist who strives to provide the best and most appropriate dental care using the latest cutting-edge technology and treatment. Dr. Dekhtyar has more than 20 years of experience creating beautiful and healthy smiles, backed by receiving multiple awards, including America’s Best Dentist and New York Magazine Best Dentists in 2010 & 2012, and her collaboration with prominent media outlets.

Recognized as one of the most highly regarded dentists in the Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant community, Dr. Dekhtyar operates in several languages, including English, Spanish, as well as Russian, and provides highly praised aesthetic and functional results in a welcoming and relaxing environment.

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Broadway Family Dental
372 Stockton St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(Bushwick, Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
(718) 455-4400

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