Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat), can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.
Dentistry At The Biltmore uses the Bio/Screen Oral Examination Light, a cutting-edge technology to check for signs of oral cancer during your examination. Biofluorescence emitted by the device aids in the identification of potential oral cancers at an early stage when treatment can be most successful.
This oral cancer biofluorescence screening device can be used in full room light due to its exceptionally powerful shortwave LEDs. Special optical filters are engineered to improve the contrast between healthy and abnormal tissue to improve visualization of potential problems at an early stage.
The dental practice is responsible for screening all patients for oral abnormalities—a skill set beyond the expertise of most physicians and medical personnel.
Oral screening must be effective, rapid, convenient, and comfortable for the patient; otherwise, patients will try to avoid this important procedure. Biofluorescence screening, as an adjunct to the traditional oral examination, is the most advanced method for detecting oral mucosal abnormalities.
Make an appointment with Dr. Leila soon for a comprehensive exam that includes oral cancer screening. Remember – early detection leads to successful treatment.