While many patients assume that dentists are solely focused on the health of our teeth, their attention is actually on the health of the entire mouth. One of the most important things that your dentist can do during your biannual checkup and exam is to conduct an oral cancer screening.
Due to the nature of the mouth, in particular, the gums, oral cancer can metastasize quickly and spread throughout the rest of the body rapidly. By conducting annual oral cancer screenings, your dentist can help identify suspicious areas that need further inspection. The early diagnosis of oral cancer can increase the survivability rate to 90%!
Considering an oral cancer screening in Mandeville? At Beau Sourire, the health of our patients is most important to us, so we use the trusted OralID oral cancer screening system to examine our patients. OralID takes advantage of a proven optically based technology called “fluorescence technology.” This blue light is effective in aiding your dentist in the visualization of oral cancer, precancer, and other abnormal lesions. It has effectively identified lesions that looked completely normal looking, even to an oral pathologist.
While other dentist’s offices also conduct oral cancer screenings, some rely on lesser technology that requires rinses and dyes or even just trust their eyes. With OralID, you can trust that you are getting a top-notch oral cancer screening that can be effective in saving your life!
When is the last time you were screened for oral cancer? If it takes more than a few seconds to remember, it has been too long! Call us today to schedule an appointment.