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Oral Cancer Screening

Dental cancer screening is a quick and painless examination conducted by a dentist to detect any signs or symptoms of oral cancer at an early stage.

Best Dental Center | Brooklyn, NY

Why have Oral Cancer Screenings?

Oral cancer can impact individuals across all age groups. Certain factors, such as smoking or chewing tobacco, increase the risk of oral cancer. However, we advise regular annual oral cancer screenings for everyone to maintain optimal oral health. Early identification allows for easier and more successful treatment outcomes.

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The Necessity of Oral Screenings

Engaging in lifestyle habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco heightens the likelihood of oral cancer development. Even for those who have quit smoking in the past, it remains crucial to undergo annual screenings. Quick and straightforward, these screenings take just minutes and play a vital role in preempting potential oral health complications. Regardless of tobacco use, regular screenings are strongly recommended to ensure proactive oral health management.

Can anyone be screened for oral cancer?

For individuals who smoke or use tobacco products, we strongly advise scheduling regular screenings as a proactive measure to safeguard your oral health. Additionally, if there is a family history of cancer, it’s highly advisable to consider scheduling a screening as a precautionary measure. Despite the brief time spent in our office for the procedure, these screenings offer significant benefits, providing peace of mind and potentially detecting any abnormalities at an early stage when they are most treatable. Most adults are suitable candidates for these screenings, and taking this proactive step can be instrumental in maintaining your overall well-being.

how do I get screened for oral cancer?

Initially, the dentist conducts a routine dental examination. Next, they lift the tongue to inspect the area beneath it, followed by a visual examination of both the interior and exterior of the mouth. This thorough inspection aims to identify any abnormal lesions, bumps, or plaque-like formations that could indicate oral cancer. If any unusual findings are detected, a biopsy may be recommended to determine the nature of the area, whether benign or cancerous. While most cancer screenings yield negative results, it remains crucial to undergo them for early detection and intervention, should a problem arise.

Oral Cancer Screening

Frequently Asked Questions

What is oral cancer screening?

Oral cancer screening involves a thorough examination of the mouth, gums, tongue, and throat to detect any signs of oral cancer or precancerous conditions. It is a proactive measure aimed at early detection and treatment of oral cancer, which significantly improves the chances of successful outcomes.

Why is oral cancer screening important?

Oral cancer screening is essential for early detection of oral cancer, which can improve treatment outcomes and potentially save lives. Like other forms of cancer, early detection of oral cancer increases the chances of successful treatment and reduces the risk of complications.

How is oral cancer screening performed?

At Best Dental Center, we utilize an innovative technology called OralID for oral cancer screening. This device uses fluorescence technology, which involves shining a blue light into the mouth to visualize any abnormalities in the oral tissues. It is a quick, non-invasive, and painless procedure that can be performed during a regular dental check-up.

Is it complicated to be screened?

Oral cancer screening with OralID is a straightforward process. The device emits a blue light to help clinicians visualize any abnormalities in the oral tissues, including oral cancer and pre-cancerous lesions. Unlike some other screening devices, OralID offers simplicity, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, with no up-front costs and lower overall lifetime expenses. Additionally, there are no per-patient charges during usage, making it an accessible and convenient option for patients.
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