An oral cancer screening is vitally important for early detection of cancer. At Sage Dental, our dentists can administer a thorough exam to detect any oral abnormalities that may indicate cancerous growths. And now, using breakthrough, state-of-the-art VELscope technology that uses blue light to detect early warning signs, pre-cancerous tissue and early stage cancer undetectable by the naked eye and white light, we’re giving our patients an even greater chance to get ahead of this deadly disease.
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation: “Close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 9,750 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day.” However, early detection saves lives. The Oral Cancer Foundation also states: “Historically the death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development.”
At Sage Dental, we routinely provide a basic oral cancer exam during cleanings and checkups and are always careful to note any abnormalities in the mouth and around the jaw and neck. Ask your dentist for an advanced VELscope exam and about oral cancer detection if you have concerns.
If you are considering an oral cancer screening or have questions on whether this is a need for you, find a location near you and call us today.