Oral Cancer Prevention and Detection
Oral Cancer is a Serious Health Threat in the United States.
More than 30,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year Nearly 8,000 will die from oral cancer this year When detected early, the survival rate is greater than 90%.
[icon type=’double-angle-right’] Smoking in combination with heavy alcohol consumption (30+ drinks/week) is the primary risk factor for oral cancer
[icon type=’double-angle-right’] Oral cancer is more likely to strike after the age of 40
[icon type=’double-angle-right’] Additional risk factors that may be linked to oral cancer include: smokeless tobacco use; regular, prolonged exposure to the sun (lip cancer).
This technology improves the identification of precancerous abnormalities through a chemical process which causes the irregular cells to reflect back the light allowing earlier detection.
Who Should Get an Oral Cancer Exam?
Although patients with the previously mentioned risk factors are most susceptible to oral cancer, according to the ADA, 25% of oral cancers occur in people who do not smoke and have no other risk factors. Therefore, we believe that every patient should be tested for oral cancer at least once a year. Finally, there is an easy solution for detecting oral cancers earlier: The ViziLite test works hand in hand with the conventional visual examination of the mouth. The abnormal areas that might not have been seen are more clearly visualized. The ability to find these abnormal areas early is why experts are recommending a visual exam with the ViziLite Test Kit.
The test is easy, safe, & completely comfortable and takes just a few minutes to perform.
Call our Dallas Area Dental office at (972) 278-9901 for more information.
Our address is:
Gregory Allen Kerbel, D.D.S.- Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
3260 Southern Drive, Suite A
Garland, Texas 75043