Dr. Alan Rothstein and his staff take great pleasure in welcoming Dr. Andy Greenberger’s patients to our office, and congratulate him on his retirement from practice.

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Oral Cancer Screening It's your smile. Let's keep it healthy for a lifetime.

Oral Cancer Screening in Livingston

Advanced Dental Examinations

You know your periodontist is checking your teeth and gums, but did you know that checking for signs of oral cancer is part of a regular dental checkup?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 53,260 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer or some form of cancers of the throat, tonsils, and back of the tongue, in the year of 2020. Oral cancer is also known to be linked with human papillomavirus (HPV) which is one the most common sexually transmitted diseases currently affecting nearly 79 million Americans.

Call us at (973) 556-2655to schedule an oral cancer screening today and protect your oral health.

Other Common Facts About Oral Cancer

The HPV Association with Oral Cancer

In the U.S. alone, Human papillomavirus (HPV) remains one of the most commonly sexually-transmitted diseases to be associated with about 70% of oral cancers according to The American Cancer Society

They also attribute the following facts:

  • People who are diagnosed with HPV-related head and neck cancer tend to be younger and non-smokers
  • People with HPV-positive cancers also have a lower risk of death or recurrence
  • Men are twice more likely to get oral cancer than women
  • Higher rates of cancers in alcohol and tobacco use by men

Smoking & Oral Cancer

Tobacco use increases your risk dramatically and smoking will raise your risk at not only oral cancer but other cancers in other parts of the body.

The following facts show the direct association between smoking and oral cancer:

  • Pipe smokers are at a higher risk of developing cancer in their lips.
  • Smokeless tobacco, like chew, can lead to many issues in your mouth, the most serious being cancer of the cheeks, gums, and lips.

The Risk of E-Cigarettes

Although it’s still too early to tell, scientists are learning about e-cigarettes and how it affects oral health when used over long periods of time. The aerosol (“vapor”) from an e-cigarette actually contains some cancer-causing chemicals, but in significantly lower amounts than in cigarette smoke. Our periodontist can examine your oral tissues easily by looking at your lips, gums, insides of your cheeks, as well as on the top and undersides your tongue and roof and floor of your mouth. Common warnings signs we look for are:

  • Red or white patches;
  • Sores that bleed easily or do not heal
  • Thick or hard spot or a lumps
  • Roughened or crusted areas

Don’t hesitate to tell your periodontist about any problems you might have when chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your tongue or jaw. Cancers that can be detected early can often be successfully treated.

Schedule an oral cancer screening by calling (973) 556-2655today, we offer consultations!

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  • International College of Dentists
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The A R Values

  • Quality of Service

    Our team takes great pride in delivering outstanding quality of service to every patient that walks through our door. We take our time to thoroughly educate and advise you- not only with what you need, but why you need it.

  • Compassionate

    We go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable throughout every step of your periodontal experience. We know how challenging it can be to our patients, and we are with you every step of the way.

  • Professionalalism

    Dr. Rothstein has over 28 years of experience and periodontal know-how through his professional career, in academics and clinical practice. Our patients are treated as individuals, and offered customized plans to meet their unique needs.

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