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Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings

With over 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year, oral cancer has become the sixth deadliest cancer in the world. In fact, oral cancer claims the life of one American every hour. That’s why we take this issue very seriously and strive to provide the best detection and prevention methods possible.

 

Oral Cancer Risk Factors:

  • Age — 90% of people diagnosed are over the age of 40
  • Prevalent alcohol and tobacco use
  • Family history of cancer

Oral cancer isn't limited to just older people or alcohol and tobacco users. More and more people under the age of 40 are being diagnosed as well, and 25% of all people diagnosed do not drink alcohol or use tobacco products. Unfortunately, most cases go untreated and the cancer isn’t discovered until late stages of development — the reason why oral cancer has such a high mortality rate. Early detection is crucial; 90% of oral cancers are curable if discovered early.

OralID Oral Cancer Screening Device

OralID utilizes fluorescence technology that allows a clinician to identify oral cancer, pre-cancer and other abnormal lesions at an earlier stage.

How does OralID work?
  • OralID emits a visible blue light that shines directly into the oral cavity
  • Depending on the reflected color of the oral tissue, a team member can identify the difference between healthy oral tissue and abnormal oral tissue
  • This procedure is used during regular oral exams and only takes around one to two minutes
  • The process is completely non-evasive and doesn’t use any rinses or dyes

For more information on the OralID Oral Cancer Screening System or to schedule an appointment, contact our friendly team today. We can help you protect one of your most precious assets — your health.