Oral cancer is a killer. It causes the deaths of around 30,000 US citizens every year, usually just because it wasn’t detected early enough. This is terribly tragic!
If oral cancer is found in later stages, when it’s easy to see, it can be too late for that patient. That’s why we use oral cancer detection technologies to catch it as early as possible. Call One Dental Studio to schedule your next dental examination. Let us know you want oral cancer screening.
Who Is at Risk of Oral Cancer?
Those who drink and smoke tend to get oral cancer more often. However, any American over the age of 40 is at risk, even if you don’t drink or smoke.
Environmental pollutants have increased in this modern age. They can build up in our cells, increasing the risks of various types of cancer. In addition, genetic factors can cause cancer in people who are not even engaged in risky behavior.
How Is Oral Cancer Detected?
We don’t want any of our patients to fall to this terrible disease. That’s the reason One Dental Studio has invested in the OralID system, developed by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It’s on the cutting edge of early oral cancer detection.
OralID allows us to see pre-cancerous lesions or lumps in the mouth when they can’t be seen with the naked eye or even felt. Pre-cancerous tissues show up under the light from an OralID tool, and we see them through glasses designed for that purpose.
When oral cancer is detected early, there’s a much higher chance that cancer treatment can stop it from spreading. We’re very proud and excited when we’re able to catch oral cancer. Even though treatment can be a difficult time, it’s much easier when caught early.
Schedule Your Oral Cancer Screening Today
Make sure you schedule an oral cancer screening once a year. We perform these screenings extremely quickly, and the tool doesn’t even touch your tissues. It simply emits light, but it can save your life—or the life of someone you love.
Call One Dental Studio today to schedule an effective oral cancer screening or to ask any questions you might have about this life-saving technology.