An oral cancer screening is crucial for early detection of cancer. Oral cancer initiate in oral cavity including tongue , lips, hard palate an cheeks . It is estimated that more than 30,000 Americans are diagnosed every year with this deadliest disease. With early detection, 90% of oral cancers can be cured. This makes regular annual oral cancer screening of critical importance.
People who smoke, use smokeless tobacco and drink alcohol are at higher risk of developing oral cancers. Certainly, it is common knowledge that two of the most prevalent lesions that mimic oral cancer, are the herpes simplex ulceration, and aphthous ulcerations, each resolving of their own accord in approximately 10-14 days. We don't want that to happen to you! Along with the visual exam provided by our doctor during regular dental check-ups, we have also invested in the Velscope Screening Tool and the OralID Screening Tool, At Primera Dental, we take your oral health seriously.
If you have not yet taken this life-saving measure, you should. Therefore, the sooner you know that you are at risk for cancer or are developing signs of it, the better your chances are of beating it.