The mouth is often referred to as the "gateway" to the body. Many systemic diseases manifest themselves in the mouth first and many diseases have oral symptoms including: Crohn's Disease, leukemia, diabetes, and HIV. Early diagnosis and treatment is key to managing the diseases.
Increasingly, prescribed medication have oral implications. Dry mouth and candida are two examples of drug-induced symptoms in the mouth. Understanding the causes and treatments can literally be life-changing.
Northern Westchester Dental Center is located in Yorktown Heights, New York and serves the people of Putnam Valley, Mahopac, Somers, Northern Westchester, Jefferson Valley and the surrounding areas. For more information about our Oral Medicine services, or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 914.245.3103.