Oral cancer affects millions of people worldwide and some patients are more prone to developing it than others. Early detection is crucial in both diagnosing the condition, as well as beginning the treatment that is needed to eradicate the cancer cells. We here at Destination Dental Care will be able to perform a cancer screening procedure for you to help aid in the detection of any oral cancer. We look for important factors that could lead to the diagnosis of oral cancer such as discoloration, lumps or abnormalities in your dental tissues, or mouth sores.
Why is Oral Cancer Screening important?
Some people are more prone to oral cancer than others, but this doesn’t mean that you won’t get it even though you avoid certain lifestyle habits. Some of the most common factors that can cause the development of oral cancer includes:
- Chewing tobacco
- Heavy alcohol use
What is Identafi and how does it work?
Along with performing a visual screening, we here at Destination Dental Care trust in the technology of the Identafi tool. This particular diagnostic instrument uses multi-spectral wavelengths to detect unhealthy tissue through fluorescence. Identafi can help to spot signs of oral cancer before a visual screening is able to notice a difference in the tissue. We recommend that patients have an oral cancer screening done at every appointment.
If you need an oral cancer screening or would like to inquire further about this procedure, contact us today!