Detecting Oral Cancer Early is Key
Here at Lynn Dental Care, we are proud to offer our patients top-notch care using the latest dental technologies.
Oral cancer is a serious and dangerous oral problem that claims about 7500 American lives each year. Symptoms of oral cancer often include reddish and/or whitish patches in the mouth, sores that fail to heal and bleed easily, lumps or thickening on the skin lining inside the mouth, chronic soreness of the throat, and difficulty chewing or swallowing. If you have any of these symptoms, immediately contact my office for an exam.
While I suggest that all of my patients do self-examinations monthly, my team and I will thoroughly screen for oral cancer each time we see you for an exam. We screen for oral cancer using a revolutionary hand-held device called the VELscope. The VELscope allows me to see any abnormalities in your oral tissue that may lead to oral cancer.
The VELscope hand piece shines a safe, blue light into the mouth. Healthy tissue glows bright green and suspicious areas appear darker. I will then check any areas of concern and discuss possible treatment options with you, if needed.
VELscope, along with a visual oral cancer examination, provides an incredibly thorough and effective screening. It allows me to detect oral cancer in the earliest, most treatable stages.
Early detection is key to beating oral cancer and improves the chance of survival to 80%. If you think you have any oral abnormalities or want to schedule an appointment, please contact my office, located in Dallas.