Dental Checkups Include a Routine Oral Cancer Screening

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Attending a routine dental checkup at Dr. Kirti Tewari’s clinic every six months is critical for reducing your chances of suffering from cavities, gum disease, and other oral health conditions. This includes cleaning and polishing your teeth, as well as a thorough examination of your mouth.

If our dentist finds a condition developing, he can help you understand your preventive treatment measures. Should he detect the early signs of cavities or gum disease, Dr. Kirti Tewari will present you with the most effective treatment plan.

The end of the dental exam also includes a routine screening for early signs of oral and pharyngeal cancer. It’s important to let Dr. Kirti Tewari know if you have a family history of oral cancers, regular tobacco use, or excessive alcohol consumption. These risk factors can contribute to the early development of oral cancers.

Dr. Kirti Tewari should also be informed of any suspicious symptoms you may have experienced. This could include a lump in your throat, inflamed oral tissues, or a feeling like something is stuck in the back of your throat.

The cancer screening itself is brief as Dr. Kirti Tewari typically performs it at the end of the exam by inspecting your tongue, throat, face, and neck for any swelling or abnormal discoloration. If he has any concerns, Dr. Kirti Tewari will likely refer you to an oncologist or another local specialist for further diagnosis and treatment.

If you live in the Bronx, New York, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 718-547-7570 to schedule a dental checkup.