Yes, every routine examination at our Wilmington dental office includes an oral cancer screening. Over 30,000 people each year are diagnosed with oral cancer, but only 25 percent have a known risk factor for the disease, such as smoking.
Early cancer screening by a trained professional is essential because, in many cases, you may not notice any abnormalities. Even a dentist with a trained eye may not be able to detect oral cancer with a visual exam. That is why we have chosen to use the Identafi 3000, an advanced oral cancer screening technology.
This small, yet powerful device uses ultra-violet light that exposes abnormalities in the oral tissue, giving us a clear view of any cancerous cells that exist in or around your mouth. Using the Identafi 3000, we can find oral cancer before it becomes a serious health risk.
You need to protect your health with regular screenings because oral cancer is one of the more aggressive forms of the disease and can be life-threatening if not detected soon enough.
Call Bruce E. Matthews DDS, PA For Oral Cancer Screening
If you have not had a recent dental checkup that includes an oral cancer screening, we urge you to contact our office as soon as possible to make an appointment. With this state-of-the-art diagnostic tool, we can quickly determine if problems are developing and make appropriate recommendations.