In the United States close to 53,000 people are diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer every year. It causes over 9,750 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour. Of those 53,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years
These statistics are horrific and the only medical professionals routinely examining your mouth are your dentist and dental hygienist. Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly increase your chance of making a full recovery. So, it is essential that you schedule regular screenings so that any suspicious oral lesions can be diagnosed, and you can seek treatment immediately.
Your oral health is no different than the health of the rest of your body. We offer two cutting-edge cancer screening technologies and recommend our patients maintain regular exams and cleanings. Dr. Monica Crooks and her dental team are trained to identify early signs of oral cancer so you can be treated before the cancer cells are allowed to grow.
VELscope® VX Enhanced Oral Assessment System is a handheld imaging device that uses blue-spectrum light that can reveal a variety of oral abnormalities before they’re visible to the naked eye.
Cancer and pre-cancerous lesions
Side effects of medication
Trauma, chemical irritation, and infection
Oral cancer screening with VELscope® is quick and painless, allowing us to identify potential problems while they are still highly treatable. Call our office at (916) 922-2027 to schedule your oral cancer screening today!
ViziLite PRO® Oral Lesion Screening System utilizes fluorescence technology to optimally display oral lesions, providing a fast and effective approach to detecting abnormalities, even in their earliest stages.
An oral cancer screening using ViziLite PRO® is pain-free and only takes a few minutes. It can easily be scheduled during your next hygiene appointment. The earlier oral cancer is detected, the better the chances for successful treatment and survival. Call our office at (916) 922-2027 to schedule your oral cancer screening today!
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