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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Additionally, read some of our articles on preventitive measures against oral cancer.
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.