The Perfect Smile Studios Saving Lives
What is oral (mouth) cancer?
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.
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- Mouth (oral) cancer is responsible for 5 deaths every day in the UK
- Oral cancer can easily be prevented by regular screening with your dentist.
- After treatment there is a 5 years survival rate which has hardly improved over the last few decades.
- Mouth cancer is one of the top 10 most commonly diagnosed cancers.
- It accounts for almost 7,800 new cases each year.
- The incidence of oral cancer has increased by 25% over the past 10 years.
- Almost 2,000 people died of oral cancer in 2010.
- The survival rates and prognosis or mouth cancer greatly improves with early detection.
Don't become part of the above statistics
One way to target oral cancer is through early detection and treatment. It is better to be safe than sorry, and there is no harm in having a check up just in case. 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.Book your free Oral Cancer screening online or call 01992 552115.
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 and advise you on what your next steps should be.
Advanced Fluorescence Technology
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 diseases that may not be visible with the naked eye.
Chemical Dye Detection
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, so there is absolutely no pain involved. The dentist will simply visually examine the oral tissues with and/or without the technology.
What happens if the dentist observes something abnormal?
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.
How does oral cancer screening help?
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.
How do I get my free mouth cancer screening?
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.
Additionally, read some of our articles on preventitive measures against oral cancer.
How do you plan and design my treatment ?
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 plan to suit your needs and budgets.
We also use Bite Analysis technology to ensure a long lasting, comfortable and a healthy final result.
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5 out of 5 starsposted 1 month ago
I have had an excellent experience having my teeth done here. The staff are all lovely and Dr David Bloom is exceptionally good, explaining everything, making suggestions and the finished work was beyond my expectations. Crucial to my treatment was a referral to the periodontist to address gum disease that was present. I can happily recommend Dr David Bloom and his team as the standard of the work is superb. I am very happy with the work undertaken.
5 out of 5 starsposted 1 month ago
I had a great experience. I was made to feel so comfortable by the team and Dr Sam took time to explain the whole process. I had veneers fitted. I highly recommend them.
Contact us for any questions, requests and further information; or to arrange a FREE Initial Consultation.
Our 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.