Oral cancer is a broad category that includes all cancers of the lips, tongue, gums, and other parts of your mouth. While some individuals have an elevated risk for oral cancer, seeing a dentist regularly for screenings is the best way to protect yourself and ensure appropriate treatment. If you’ve been diagnosed with oral cancer, Rutgers Health University Dental Associates can help provide you with information and treatment options.
Waking up tired and being drowsy throughout the day could be signs that you are experiencing sleep apnea. Diagnosing sleep apnea can be difficult, however, since you are usually not awake when symptoms occur. However, in many cases, your dentist is the first to discover it.
Your immune system is constantly fighting off invaders that can make you sick. While bacteria and viruses might first come to mind, fungi are also common culprits and can make their home inside your mouth when proper oral hygiene is neglected. Fortunately, the team at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates can treat oral fungal infections and prevent further complications. Learn more about fungal infections, their symptoms, and how to treat them with help from our dentists.
If you’ve noticed sore spots and irritation inside your mouth, you may be experiencing oral lesions. People can be affected by these sores for many reasons. Sometimes, they are related to a larger medical condition that requires treatment. Because of this, it’s important to understand the various types of oral lesions and their symptoms so you can seek dental care when needed. Here, Rutgers Health University Dental Associates takes a look at some of the most common oral lesions our patients are affected by.