The Perfect Smile Studios Saving LivesWhat 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
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.
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 disease not 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 and 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 Oral Cancer Screening helps?
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.
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 year ago
My dental plan included quite intrusive treatment, all of which was carried out with concern for my comfort. Time was taken to insure that I was included in every decision to be made.
Everyone was very friendly and made me feel 'at home'. Thanks to the dentists at this amazing practice!!
5 out of 5 starsposted 6 months ago
I have been visiting Perfect Smile for couple years for on going treatment including implants and Veneers. I developed an abscess over Christmas Holiday with a fever where I passed out on my kitchen floor. I did email Gurs not expecting him to reply within an hour or so (especially it being the festive season) Gurs suggested I should get to the hospital to get antibiotics and emergency dentist next day. Gurs kept in touch daily to check on my welfare. A week later I was well enough to travel from Norfolk to Perfect Smile. The following week Negan did root canal. The team are first class, who make you welcome and always asking if I would like a drink. The treatment has cost me thousands. Money well spent!! I now have The Perfect Smile.
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.