Category Archives: Oral Cancer

East Flatbush Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral Surgeon in East Flatbush

Here at the office of Dr. Marc B. Hertz, our East Flatbush maxillofacial surgery experts are here to help you through any dental problems that may arise. One common issue that we treat in our patients is the development of oral cysts. If you ever notice any changes to the skin around your mouth, your gums, the roof of your mouth, or the floor of your mouth, or if you notice any swelling around the bones of your mouth or your face in general, you should always seek the opinion of a professional like Dr. Hertz. These symptoms can be indicative of an oral cyst.

East Flatbush Oral Cyst Removal

East Flatbush Oral Cyst Removal

Oral cysts can sound scary, but often they are benign, or non-cancerous. However, it is still necessary to undergo a biopsy to make sure that the cyst is not harmful or malignant. During a biopsy, our East Flatbush maxillofacial surgery specialist will surgically remove a small portion of tissue from the area where irregularity has been noticed. From there, the tissue sample will be sent to the lab to be examined and evaluated. Once your results are ready, Dr. Hertz will discuss them with you and let you know if a cyst removal procedure is necessary.

Most cyst removals are simple procedures, and can be completed using local anesthesia. Larger cysts can be more complicated to remove, and so the precautions and surgical steps may be more extensive. These are the details that our East Flatbush maxillofacial surgery experts will always discuss with you thoroughly beforehand so that you have a solid understanding of what your surgery will entail.

If you are looking to learn more about biopsies or any of the other many services provided by Dr. Hertz at our East Flatbush maxillofacial surgery facility, we encourage you to visit our practice’s main website to look through some additional information about what we do here. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our services or another related topic, we encourage you to either give us a call or send us a message online to speak with someone from our staff. We look forward to working with you at Dr. Hertz’s office.

Oral Cyst Biopsies East Flatbush
2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
718-673-9078

Oral Surgery Borough Park

Oral Surgery Borough Park

If you smoke, you are probably used to the lectures about your lungs, but as you age smoking affects much more than just your ability to breathe well, tobacco products greatly raise your chance of oral cancers as well. If you are over the age of forty, the risks only continue to grow in scope. Oral cancers are just one of the reasons you should never neglect your regular dental examinations and cleanings with your trusted dentist. If you are concerned about lesion or cyst inside your mouth, your local Borough Park oral surgeon is here to help. Our team at the advanced offices of Marc B. Hertz, DDS, PC are the experts you need for a truly exact biopsy which could very well save your life.

Oral Pathology Borough Park

Oral Pathology Borough Park

The last thing anyone wants to do is see their doctor on suspicion of cancer, but the worst thing you can do is prolong care by ignoring the problem altogether. Your first steps to taking care of yourself are educating yourself on what to look for. Many of us will experience a sore or cist inside our mouths at least once in our lives, but these usually subside after two weeks of time. If you have a sore or irritation such as a swollen lump anywhere along the lips, mouth, or throat, a patch in your mouth either white or red in color, have a constant feeling that something is lodged in your throat, are experiencing difficulty swallowing or otherwise moving your jaws or tongue, have numbness in any part of your mouth, or swelling of the jaw, you should book an appointment with your trusted Borough Park oral surgeon as soon as possible. Pain in one ear that is not associated with hearing loss is also a symptom of oral cancer, as your ear is located very closely to the hinge of your jaw.

Our team at your professional Borough Park oral surgeon are the experienced specialists you need to properly biopsy and diagnose any cyst or abscesses in your mouth to remove them promptly and effectively. You never have to worry about painful procedure, whether you have dental anxiety or an irritated sore, our offices are fully equipped and licensed to utilize all types of anesthesia, including local anesthetics or IV anesthesia to keep you comfortable and pain-free for effective oral surgery that truly works for you. With a simple biopsy our team at the offices of Marc B. Hertz can determine whether your mass is benign or not, and proceed accordingly. Chances of oral cancer increase with heavy tobacco and alcohol use, as well as a diet low in vegetables and fruit, so be sure to stay healthy and visit Dr. Hertz at the first sign of trouble for oral health care you can count on.

Oral Cysts Borough Park
2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
718-673-9078

Marine Park Oral Surgeon

Marine Park Oral Surgeon

The oral surgery practice of Dr. Marc Hertz located near Marine Park in Brooklyn is a full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hertz’s expertise ranges from corrective jaw surgery, dental implant surgery, and wisdom tooth removal, but the most important service he offers his patients is oral biopsies to test for oral cancer. Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the pharynx (the back of the throat) and is diagnosed in approximately 35,000 people every year. For ease of mind, be sure to visit Marine Park oral surgeon, Dr. Hertz, for an oral cancer exam. As with all medical illness and diseases, early detection of oral cancer is key to successful treatment.

The inside of your mouth is normally lined with mucosa, a smooth type of skin. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for oral cancer. Many types of abnormal growths can occur, and while a vast majority of these oral lesions are benign, some are more serious and malignant. Dr. Hertz can know for sure only by obtaining a specimen of the lesion through a biopsy. If you see an irregular white or red patches, sores, irritations, or lumps in your mouth, gums, or throat that persist for longer than two weeks, please see Dr. Hertz immediately. Pain is often not associated with oral cancer, so our oral surgeons recommend that you perform self-examinations on a monthly basis. Don’t ignore suspicious lumps or sores, visit Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery today!

Oral Cancer Flatbush
2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
718-673-9078

Flatland Brooklyn Oral Surgeon

Flatland Brooklyn Oral Surgeon

At the Brooklyn office of Dr. Marc Hertz, 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 your Flatland oral surgeon for a routine screening to rule out the possibility of oral cancer.

Cyst/Abscess Removal

Dental or oral cysts are a fairly common occurrence in the mouth. In addition to cysts that grow along the gum line, this may also grow on the inside of the cheek, the tongue, as well as the floor of the mouth. A cyst is medically defined as a fluid filled sac or pouch, but can also appear as a growth of any kind, including an irregularly shaped patch of skin. Regardless, this should be removed and tested by your Flatland oral surgeon to ensure that growth is benign.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screenings Flatbush

Oral Cancer Screenings Flatbush

Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the pharynx (the back of the throat). Oral cancer accounts for roughly two percent of all cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. Oral cancer most often occurs in people over the age of 40 and affects more than twice as many men as women.

Common risk factors for oral cancer, include tobacco and alcohol use, HPV, older age, excessive sun exposure, and unhealthy diet. Most cases of oral cancer are linked to cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use, or the use of both tobacco and alcohol together. Using tobacco plus alcohol poses a much greater risk than using either substance alone. Infection with the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (specifically the HPV 16 type) has been linked to a subset of oral cancers. Risk increases with age. Oral cancer most often occurs in people over the age of 40. Cancer of the lip can be caused by sun exposure. A diet low in fruits and vegetables may play a role in oral cancer development.

See Flatbush Oral Surgeon, Dr. Hertz if any of the following symptoms lasts for more than 2 weeks.

  • A sore, irritation, lump or thick patch in your mouth, lip, or throat
  • A white or red patch in your mouth
  • A feeling that something is caught in your throat
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Difficulty moving your jaw or tongue
  • Numbness in your tongue or other areas of your mouth
  • Swelling of your jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable
  • Pain in one ear without hearing loss