Dr. Homam Saleh, DDS is a Board Certified Dentist who provides oral healthcare in the Financial District of downtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10004 and surrounding areas. World Trade Center Dental Group offers diagnostic testing and oral cancer screening to ensure patients receive the best oral health care possible.
Oral cancer screenings offer many benefits to the patient. During a yearly exam, the doctor evaluates the patient's overall oral health. An oral cancer screening can detect many different abnormalities that can be indicative of both cancer and other serious illnesses. Lesions, sores, and abscesses can indicate the potential for diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, and poor digestion that causes stomach acid to find its way back up the esophagus and into the mouth. Oral cancer screenings can provide the dentist with valuable information about other areas of a person's health that may not be apparent at the time.
Early detection, especially where oral cancer is concerned, is critical. The earlier the cancer is detected, the more treatment options are available. The further advanced the cancer is the harder it may be to effectively treat. Early detection allows the patient to seek treatment at a point when the treatment is the most effective. By catching the cancer early, the treatment may involve less invasive procedures during the removal of the cancerous area. It also gives the doctor the opportunity to recommend procedures that can help restore form and function to the mouth once the cancer has been removed.
Oral cancer has many signs and symptoms including slight color change. Many of the symptoms are also associated with other types of disease and health conditions so it is important to monitor them to see if they change or become worse over time. Pain associated with oral cancer can be anywhere in the mouth. It can be near the ear, nose, jawbone, or throat. It can also be more prominent when swallowing or moving the jaw in certain ways. Red, irritated gums that may or may not be swollen are another sign associated with oral cancer. Lesions and sores that do not heal are also indicative of oral cancers, especially those associated with smoking or tobacco use.
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"The dentist…is equally personable and dedicated to good communication. I Learned more about my teeth in one appointment than in 25 years with my old dentist."
"All around a phenomenal practice. Very through and great care is their highest priority. I'd recommend over and over!"
"Dr. Saleh and his team were some of the kindest, most helpful medical providers I have ever met. I was thoroughly pleased with the way I was treated"
"I've been going to World Trade Dental for 2 decades. I've found a dental practice that I trust completely. "
"Another chipped tooth means another trip to the Dentist. As a regular patient, Dr Saleh has made the experience pain free (literally)."
"If it’s possible to have a pleasant experience at the dentist, this is it. Dr. Saleh is helpful and skilled and removed a cavity quickly, with absolutely no pain."
"The WTC Dental Team was super friendly and professional. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a dentist in lower Manhattan."
"As an individual who was petrified of Dentists, I was left with addressing issues as I got older. Dr Saleh has made going to the dentist a pleasant experience."
"Dr. Homam Saleh's treatment was painless and efficiently carried out; the first time in my life that dental treatment has been enjoyable."