Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are recommended part of the dental visit for our patients. When oral cancer is found early, treatment can be successful 82% of the time. Because early detection is a key to survival this kind of screening could help save lives.
By utilizing ViziLite Plus technology, Dr Bekyan is able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. This system uses a light source that helps to improve her ability to identify abnormalities that may have been missed under normal lighting.
Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on your overall health in the mouth. The typical risk factors for oral cancer such as tobacco use and chronic alcohol consumption may be commonly known, however, a new risk factor called human papillomavirus is now changing the face of oral cancer. HPV is a common sexually transmitted virus that is thought to be causing oral cancer in an increasingly younger patient population. 25% of oral cancers occur in people who don’t have any risk factor.
Do not take any chance- Have oral cancer screenings yearly!