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Oral Cancer Screening

About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer encompasses malignancies in various parts of the mouth such as the lips, tongue, cheeks, and the pharyngeal area. Recognizing oral cancer in its initial stages dramatically improves treatment outcomes. Unfortunately, many oral cancer cases are identified late, making management and recovery more challenging and diminishing survival rates.

Early Detection Strategies

Our North Fort Myers dentist office prioritizes early detection of oral cancer, significantly enhancing the likelihood of successful treatment. During each routine dental check-up, our skilled dentists and dental hygienists perform thorough screenings for signs of oral cancer. Early detection is key, and our team is expertly trained to spot the slightest abnormalities.

Advanced Screening Technology Enhances Detection

We utilize the VELscope Enhanced Oral Assessment System, an innovative tool in the fight against oral cancer. The system employs a unique blue light technology that illuminates the oral tissues, revealing abnormalities that might not be visible under standard examination lights. This advanced technology is integral to our commitment to providing exceptional dental care and ensuring the best health outcomes for our patients.

The Importance of Regular Oral Cancer Screenings

Regular screenings for oral cancer are crucial. They not only facilitate the early detection of potential problems but also increase the chances of successful treatment. By keeping up with routine dental exams and cleanings, you not only protect your smile but you boost the odds that any signs of oral cancer are identified early.

ViziLite is an advanced oral screening tool used to identify abnormal cells along the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat. The test takes approximately 2 minutes to administer, during which time a dentist will administer a special rinse to the mouth that causes the nuclei of abnormal pre-cancerous or cancerous cells appear to glow when subjected to the ViziLite technology. The light is especially useful for detecting oral cancer in its earliest stages before it has had an opportunity to spread to other tissues. The entire process is quick, painless, and has the potential to help save lives.