According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 43,000 people will be diagnosed with some type of oral cancer this year. [source: http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/facts/] having an oral cancer screening at each 6 month or annual examination can help reduce the impact of this statistic. Screening with the OralID helps catch oral cancer problems before they become more serious.
Your Dentist Can Identify Oral Cancer Early
Dentists are often the first line of defense when it comes to detecting possible or probably oral cancers. At our office, we choose to use a specialized fluorescent light tool called an OralID. This device allows us to quickly and comfortably look inside a patient’s mouth to see whether there are any concerns. For patients with a strong gag reflex or high sensitivity to touch, the non-intrusive OralID is the perfect piece of equipment.
Why You Should Have Your Dentist Screen for Oral Cancer
- See precancerous cells or abnormal lesions at their earliest stages.
- Cost-effectively provide patients with the best oral cancer detection technologies available.
- Save lives and improve quality of life
Once a lesion or suspicious area is detected, a sample is obtained using a painless brush technique. The sample is sent to an oral pathologist who determines if further investigation is necessary. If oral cancer or any type of cancer runs in your family, or you just want the peace of mind a clear oral pathology exam can bring, call Dental Solutions, Inc.