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COVID-19 Update
In the wake of the unprecedented COVID19 pandemic and the safety of our staff and patients, Dr. Lentz closed our office temporarily at the end of last week, 20th March, 2020.
Our voicemail has been updated to instruct patients with dental emergencies to follow the prompts to reach Dr. Lentz. This web notice is to inform patients that state and federal mandates recommend we close our office until we can equip ourselves with proper protective equipment. That equipment is not yet available because it is being directed to front line emergency workers in hospitals handling the outbreak. At this time, we are working closely with specialists to treat emergency dental conditions that are resulting in pain, swelling and fever.
State wide - No restorative treatment will be rendered at this time. Just emergency treatment (i.e. root canals and extractions) by our specialists.
Think of Dr. Lentz as a quarterback directing emergency traffic to the proper specialists. Please feel free to call and leave a message for emergency: 678-802-1209. Dr. Lentz will call back as soon as possible to trouble shoot your specific concern. We are monitoring daily, awaiting proper protective equipment orders to arrive, and will update our Lanier Valley Dentistry Family with any changes.

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Signs of Palate Cancer to be Aware Of
Posted on 3/30/2020 by Lanier Valley Dentistry
Palate cancer is cancer that affects the palate region. It is among the group of cancers otherwise known as oropharynx cancers. Palate cancer can affect any of the regions of the oropharynx, extending to the throat. As such, it is likely to present with non-specific signs and symptoms which may be attributed to other conditions. Prompt diagnosis and care, once detected, go a long way in providing a good diagnosis. What is Palate Cancer? Any of the group of cancers that affects the soft and hard palate can be deemed as palate cancer. It is possible that palate cancer may also occur as a secondary malignancy in the presence of an already pre-existing cancer. The typical presentation is with a lump or ulcer that is non-healing and non-responsive to most medications. The most common type of palate cancer is the squamous cell type. This, however, does not rule out the chance of other cancers presenting themselves. Common Presentations of Palate Cancer The most common symptom of palate cancer is dysphagia. This is when there is pain and difficulty associated with swallowing food. This is because as the lump progresses, there is continual narrowing of the throat cavity, hence the pain and difficulty. One other important sign to look for is a lump. The lump may present on any part of the palate. It is not uncommon for the lump to be in the pharynx as well. Take note of whether the lump is getting bigger or smaller as the day's progress. A lump that occasionally bleeds should be of outmost worry and concern. Pain in the ear is also a non-specific, but important symptom. This is largely because the ear and the palate are attached by nerves that use the same pathway. It is therefore likely that the pain radiating to the ear is from the palate. Finally, any time you notice your teeth getting loose, or any pain and difficulty extending the jaw, you should consult our dentists as soon as possible....

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