Oral Cancer Screening
We provide an annual oral lesion screening that looks for suspicious areas that warrant further observation. This 5-minute test requires a rinse and a thorough visual examination in all areas of your mouth – that means no poking around with an instrument! Feedback is instant and once your exam is complete, you will either be referred to a specialist or cleared until your next annual ViziLite exam.
Are you at risk?
Risk factors include but are not limited to:
-Chronic alcohol consumption
-Age (40 and older)
-Oral HPV 16/18 infection
25% of oral cancers occur in people who have no risk factors
HPV is a common, sexually transmitted virus that has a causal link to oral cancer in an increasingly younger patient population. Few people are aware they have acquired the infection. Our practice continually looks for advances to ensure that we are providing the optimum level of oral health care to our patients. We are concerned about oral cancer and look for it in every patient.