Oral Cancer Detection
Now available in our office - ViziLite oral cancer screening.
Importance of ScreeningEarly detection is the key to reducing the devastating impact of oral cancer on victims and their families. Annual oral cancer screening of patients at increased risk for oral cancer, patients age 18 and older, and tobacco users of any age, is the only way to achieve the early detection of oral cancer necessary to reduce the death rate of oral cancer – a death rate that has remained unchanged for more than 40 years!
ViziLite as part of Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it's caught early. And that's why a simple exam has been developed using technology that has been proven successful in identifying other types of precancerous abnormal tissue. It’s called the ViziLite exam, and it’s particularly important if you are at increased risk for developing oral cancer.
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The ViziLite exam can help identify abnormal tissue that might develop into oral cancer.
An annual ViziLite exam, in combination with a regular visual examination, provides a comprehensive oral screening procedure for patients at increased risk for oral cancer. The ViziLite exam is painless and fast, and could help save your life.
ViziLite is performed immediately following a regular visual examination
- First, you will be instructed to rinse with a cleansing solution
- Next, the overhead lighting may be dimmed or eyewear may be used
- Then, your dental professional examines your mouth using ViziLite, a specially designed light technology.