Oral Cancer Exam in begen county nj

Mouth Cancer Screening Midland Park NJ

According to the American Cancer Society, over 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year, with over 7000 of these cases resulting in the death of the patient. Fortunately, oral cancer can be diagnosed with an annual cancer exam provided by Dr. Barabas or Dr. Barabas. If caught early, oral cancer can be effectively treated.

Oral cancer is a pathologic process, which begins by producing no symptoms making it hard to recognize without an exam. There are many types of oral cancer, including teratoma, adenocarcinoma and melanoma. The most common form of oral cancer is malignant squamous cell carcinoma, which typically originates in the lip and mouth tissue. There are many other places in which oral cancers occur, including: the tongue, salivary glands, throat, gums, and face.

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What to Expect

The oral cancer examination is completely painless. Drs. Barabas or Barabas will look for abnormalities and feel the face, glands, and neck for unusual bumps. Lasers may be used to highlight pathologic changes, and can “look” below the surface for spots and legions invisible to the naked eye. Some of the signs that will be investigated are red patches and sores. Red patches on the floor of the mouth, or the front of the tongue, and bleeding sores which fail to heal easier, can be indicative of cancerous changes. Leukoplakia is a hardened white or gray, slightly raised lesion that can appear inside the mouth, and may be cancerous. Signs of these will be examined as well. Finally, soreness, lumps or the general thickening of tissue anywhere in the throat or mouth can signal pathologic signs, and will be examined.

If abnormalities, lesions, lumps, or leukoplakia are apparent, Drs. Barabas or Barabas will implement a treatment plan that is right for you. Treatment options vary according to the precise diagnosis, but may include: excision, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

It is also important to note that over 75% of oral cancers are linked with avoidable behaviors such as smoking, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption. Drs. Barabas or Barabas can provide you with literature and options about quitting dangerous behaviors such as tobacco use.

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I was referred to Dr Barabas by my daughter's orthodontist. She was seen by a "top" oral maxillofacial surgeon prior to my visit. My husband and I wanted her to get a second opinion regarding replacing her bridge with oral implants. Dr. Barabas had already reviewed our case with her orthodontist and looked at all of the necessary x rays prior to our visit together. In short, it was his professional opinion that my daughter was not in any urgent need to undergo this procedure. I was so impressed with his professionalism and his careful consideration of how to properly care for her case. The previous doctor we saw was in a hurry to perform what amounted to 2 expensive and unnecessary procedures that required a long unpleasant recuperation. I was beyond pleased with his office and the care my daughter received.

- Eve S

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i was self conscious of my long tooth for several years every time i smiled. so i didnt smile as fully. i had no idea this was correctable until my dentist pointed it out. he said if he needed this done he would see dr daniel barabas. i came and in one 30 minute procedure dr dan covered my gums up so my teeth matched. i smile again like i used to

- Maria R

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My lower teeth have been loose and rotten for years and I went through many patch jobs. I finally came to Dr. Barabas. He works with the best dentists and referred me to one. I got my rotten teeth out and a full lower set of implants and new screwed in temporary teeth in the same few hours. I cannot believe I didn't do this years ago

- D W

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My front tooth broke off at the gum line while I was out to dinner. I called my general dentist, who was out of town. He said to call this office for an extraction. Dr Barabas stayed late after his full day to take my took out and put in an implant. Knowing I didn't have a temporary tooth, he made me a new tooth in the office and attached it to my implant. When he got back, my dentist said he couldn't have made a nicer one himself! I love this office and the service!

- Maria M

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My wife had been referred to this office for dental implants. She had a good experience so we asked if Dr. Barabas would take our kids wisdom teeth out, and he did a great job at that too. Dr. B is the man!

- Mike W

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i prefer this office because when a non periodontal problem arises, they call and make appointments to have you seen at the specialists they like in other areas. my old dentist thought he could do it all, and now i am dealing with the aftermath.

- john

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This office was the closest actual periodontist to me after I searched for LANAP laser. Two other offices wanted to cut my gums. PAul Barabas lasered my whole mouth in a morning. It no longer bleeds, my breath is better, it never hurt, and I have a new dentist for a long time!

- Anonymous

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i went to an office based on a direct mail piece i got at home. they told me i needed tens of thousands in treatment and surgery and extractions and sent me to the finance person. i came to dr barabas and found out i needed a fraction of the treatment i was told and he also referred me to a trustworthy general dentist in town who also found nothing additional.

- Anonymous

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I have been coming here for close to 30 years- just learned that in my chart. This is the most trustworthy and and professional office anywhere. They know my mouth better than I do!

- Tom M

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Dr. Barabas saved my teeth- I cannot believe everyone with gum problems doesn't come for LANAP.

- T S

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Very personable and professional. I was nervous and Dr.Barabas answered all my questions and put me at ease. Procedure was swift and easy. So glad I did it. Very happy with my implants and new smile.

- Mary M

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Great experience with doctor and staff!

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