Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS

Do all dentists do oral cancer screenings?

Oral cancer screenings in Wilmington, DE, are vital, which is why we perform them at every dental visit. We know that with early detection, you typically stand a much better chance of beating oral cancer and preventing its spread.

Unfortunately, not every dentist offers oral cancer screenings, and some give only a cursory look at your teeth and gums, searching for lesions or other tell-tale signs. At Bruce E. Matthew, DDS, PA, we are happy to offer comprehensive oral cancer screenings at every checkup using the Identafi 3000.

The Identafi 3000 is a small instrument able to detect early oral cancers. It is not a painful or invasive process but relies on wavelength technology and ultra-violet light to find and highlight irregularities in oral tissues. This allows us to better diagnose early oral cancer.

If you have a sore in the mouth or on the lip that doesn’t heal or worsens, it’s essential to talk to your dentist or physician sooner rather than later.

For Preventive Checkups and Oral Cancer Screenings, Contact Your Wilmington, DE, Dentist

We’re always happy to accept new patients and provide comprehensive dentistry to local families. If you would like to arrange an exam or if you have questions, give us a call today.

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