Oral cancer is a generalised term for any type of cancer found in or near the mouth and throat. It includes cancers of the lips, gums, mouth, tongue, cheeks, palate, throat, oropharynx, vocal cords, piriform sinus, hypo pharynx and pharynx.
At The Perfect Smile Studios we want to offer you the chance of early detection and diagnosis of oral pathology (anything abnormal in your mouth). We use the latest oral cancer screening technology to facilitate our diagnosis.
The assessment itself is completely non-invasive which means there is no pain. The dentist will use the relevant examination method to facilitate diagnosis and detection of anything that could potentially be abnormal. The examination and screening takes only a few minutes. Also, the results of the screening are given immediately.
The dentist will use their professional knowledge to help detect anything that is not normal.
At The Perfect Smile Studios we use a technology called VELscope VX. It is a special devise that allows the dentist to identify oral disease whilst it is still easy to treat. It makes use of a blue light that stimulates a natural fluorescence in oral tissues. This highlights disease not visible with the naked eye.
We use an advanced disease detection dye called Vizilight Plus. This uses another type of technology for oral cancer screening.
The examination is completely non-invasive and so there is absolutely no pain involved. The dentist will simply visually examine the oral tissues with and/or without the technology.
If anything is detected that the dentist deems abnormal, you will be referred for a biopsy. This involves removing a small sample of the lesion and sent to laboratories for testing. On receiving the results of the test the clinician will diagnose your condition. On most occasions it should be non-cancerous. However, it allows for you to get treatment earlier to get you back to health again.
Your clinician will provide advice according to your diagnosis.
Oral cancer screening and examination of your mouth allows for early detection. This means you are more likely to have a better and improved prognosis in the unlikely event of a cancer diagnosis.
We want to help prevent and fight cancer by detecting such pathology early. This will help to save lives. Help us to help you and book in for your screening today.
The process starts with a FREE discovery consultation where we discuss your needs and requirements with a Computerised Photographic Assessment to help you understand the possibilities.
We are at this stage able to assist you with potential options available to you. Depending on your requirements we can customise and tailor-make individual treatments plans to suit your needs and budgets.
We also use Bite Analysis technology to ensure a long lasting, comfortable and a healthy final result.
4.8 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 starsposted 4 months ago
I cannot thank Dr Doshi and all his amazing staff enough for making me feel so comfortable and at ease.
They have given me something that I have always missed, the confidence to smile, I wish I had taken the step to enhance my life earlier.
The Perfect Smile is unlike any other dentist that I have attended. The friendly atmosphere and facilities are second to none.
Not once was I put under any pressure to go ahead with my treatment, but I'm glad I did. Worth every penny.
Look out anyone who's holding a camera.
2 out of 5 starsposted 3 weeks ago
I suppose being of a certain age one tends to think of a dentist as a NHS doctor, interested purely in your well-being. The Perfect Smile approach is basically not realty about patient well-being (at all) but making a profit, they are of course a private enterprise and only exist to make money.
Nothing wrong with that as long as you know what your letting yourself in for.
The ‘free’ consultation is nothing more than a sales pitch showing you lots of before and after pics and letters of recommendation (all at least 10 years old). Then it start to get expensive, the full consultation is £200 this includes a treatment plan. I did this, my appointment started 15 mins late (no explanation) and before I knew it I had a treatment plan that totalled £32,000. Yes that’s right £32,000.
Ok that was the full Monty (12 veneers etc.) but what was painfully clear is the desire at all time to upsell you to include everything possible chargeable, probably knowing that you would settle for less – but hey you got a nice cup of coffee while you waited.
Ok so Im being harsh, yes probably (as I doubt I will continue the treatment), I got no follow up call, but gritted my teeth (haha) and decided to call them to arrange an appointment for the hygienist (despite having only been 3 months ago they reckoned I needed two one hour sessions costing £250). The incredibly unhelpful receptionists said they had no appointments available for 3 weeks.
At this point I thought hang on let’s compare and contrast ‘perfect smile’ with my usual dentist. My private dentist charges £51 for a 45 min session with a hygienist (available next day), Perfect Smile charge £125 for one hour, assuming you can wait three weeks, a quick search on the internet reveals that Perfect Smile are way more expensive across the board pretty much for all treatments than your standard private (im not talking national health here) dentist.
Of course they are all those sales staff, frothy coffee and glossy adverts cost money, which we the patient have to pay for. So bottom before embarking on any treatment with PS do compare with other private dentists, if you like frothy coffee, high pressure sales, long wait for appointments etc. by all means go ahead, if you’re more financially astute and time sensitive do look elsewhere.
Contact us for any questions, requests and further information; or to arrange a FREE Initial Consultation.
The free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.