From our Family to Yours, we hope and pray that everyone in your life is healthy and feeling well. We are pleased to announce the Full Re-Opening of our practice! As we begin to return to our normal lives, our practice is now open for all dental procedures, not just emergent ones. Throughout this crisis, we have remained open to care for all emergency patients and we look forward to resuming all aspects of dental care. Lack of oral health has been directly linked to more serious health issues and cannot be overlooked. It is important to resume dental cleanings and to address any dental issues that have been put off during this crisis. Our staff is fully prepared to continue to protect our Patients from not only Covid-19 but from all viral exposure as the Infection Control and Anti-viral protocols that we have practiced for 30 years far exceed industry standards. To all our patients that had appointments cancelled due to this health crisis, we will be contacting you to reschedule those appointments. As always you can reach us at 718-876-9100 to schedule an appointment on your own or with any questions you may have. As always, our office and lab continue to welcome all new patients and emergencies if your current dental office is not available We look forward to seeing each of you again soon! All the best, Dr. Mormino, Lauren, Lisa, Anne Marie, Mary, Gladys, Annie & MaryEllen
Joseph T. Mormino, DDS

How to Detect Oral Cancer

By SEO Admin on January 31, 2011




Staten Island Cosmetic Dentist


Each year, more than 30,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States. Oral cancer is an aggressive disease that requires early diagnosis for effective treatment. When it comes to the diagnosis of oral cancer, the signs and symptoms are not always obvious. That is why it is essential to visit our Staten Island cosmetic dentist regularly for routine check-ups and oral cancer screenings.

Signs and Symptoms


Here are just a few of the symptoms of oral cancer:

  • White or red lesions inside the mouth or throat

  • A lump or growth in the soft tissue of the mouth

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing

  • Ear pain

  • Jaw soreness or swelling

  • Numbness inside the mouth

  • Feeling of something stuck in the throat


Diagnosis and Treatment


The good news is that new technology is making it easier than ever before for our Staten Island cosmetic dentist to diagnose oral cancer. Oral cancer screenings usually begin with a physical exam of the mouth, cheeks, neck, and tongue. If there are any unusual lesions, growths, or patches of discolored skin, the next step is to evaluate the patient using some of the new handheld devices that can identify cancerous oral tissue.

Self-Diagnosis


In the time between dental visits, it is a good idea to monitor your own health by performing a quick physical test. Look at your mouth and neck in the mirror and check for any swelling, growths, or discoloration. Check your inner lips, cheeks, and gums for any tenderness or swelling. If you find anything out of the ordinary, it is best to see a dentist as soon as possible.

Contact Our Staten Island Cosmetic Dentist

Contact our office today to schedule an exam or to speak with a Staten Island porcelain veneers specialist. Cosmetic dentist Joseph Mormino can examine your mouth and develop a personalized treatment plan for you.

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