More than 35,000 Americans receive diagnoses of oral or pharyngeal cancer each year. For many, a cancer diagnosis is potentially one of the scariest and most difficult times in their lives. When oral cancers are caught in early stages, recovery statistics are high.
Common symptoms of oral cancer can include:
- Oral injuries which will not heal
- Lumps in the throat, neck or mouth
- Loosened or falling out teeth
- Bleeding within the oral areas
- Discolored lesions in the mouth or throat
Gum disease, while hardly ever fatal, can have serious long-term consequences if not diagnosed in early stages. These consequences can include permanent damage to the gums, bones and connective tissue in the mouth.
Common symptoms and diseases related to gum disease include:
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Loosened teeth
- Decaying teeth or bone loss
Dentists and oral surgeons are one of the most important early detection systems that we rely on to catch early signs of oral cancer and gum disease. When dentists fail to recognize clear signs of oral cancer or gum disease, and the missed diagnosis has serious negative health effects, the dentist may be guilty of malpractice.
New York Dental Malpractice Claims
If you have suffered oral cancer or gum disease due to dental malpractice, call today to discuss your case in complete confidence. Call Jordan R. Pine & Associates directly at (845) 558-8286 or contact us online. We are here to help.