There are approximately 600 conditions that either affect the mouth either directly or indirectly. These are aside from dental decay, periodontal disease or dentally-associated conditions. Dr. Sternberg is an expert in diagnosing and often directing treatment in these conditions.
When diagnosing conditions, it can often be important in picking up disease that has origins elsewhere in the body which can include diabetes, blood disorders, cancer and even leukemia. Fortunately most of these conditions are manageable but it is important that you get a thorough oral examination. Occasionally when there is a condition that does not allow itself to be readily diagnosed, a biopsy is done painlessly.
Oral diagnosis and oral medicine are important parts of dental care. When necessary, Dr. Sternberg works with other specialists who deal with these conditions.