|In Office - Oral Cancer Screening
Screening for oral cancer is performed as part of your oral hygiene check-up and dental exam. If
anything suspicious is detected during your examination we will explain to you the risks of oral cancer
and perform further tests.
Oral cancer is not a rare disease. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, it takes the life of one person every
hour of the day in the US and 100 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed each day.
Factors that contribute to increased risk of oral cancers include:
Regular oral cancer screenings help us detect cancer in its early stages. If found early, treatments for
oral cancer have a high success rate.
- Heavy use of alcohol
- Smoking or use of tobacco products
- Prolonged exposure to the sun's harmful rays (lip cancers)
- Family history of cancer
At Haas Dental we are pleased to incorporate Vizilite Plus into our regular oral examinations. This adjunctive
technology helps us to find any abnormalities at the earliest possible stage. This quick and painless test
is performed annually during your check-up visit.
If you have any questions, please ask us and we
would be happy to help answer any of your questions or concerns.