Oral Cancer Testing

Oral cancer is a term for 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, hypopharynx and pharynx.

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Causes of Oral Cancer

  • Smoking and alcohol Smokeless tobacco
  • Betel Quid
  • Infection with human papillomavirus

Facts About Oral Cancer

  • Mouth cancer is responsible for 5 deaths daily in the UK
  • Oral cancer can easily be prevented with regular screens
  • One of the top 10 most commonly diagnosed cancers.
  • It accounts for almost 7,800 new cases each year.
  • Diagnoses have increased by 25% over the past ten years.
  • Almost 2,000 people died of oral cancer in 2010.
  • The survival rates and prognosis of mouth cancer significantly improve with early detection.

Don’t Be Part of The 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. At The Perfect Smile Studios, we use the latest oral cancer screening technology to facilitate our diagnosis.

Book your oral cancer screening online or call 01992 552115.

What is involved in The screening?

The assessment itself is completely non-invasive. The dentist examines the mouth and throat for anything that could potentially be abnormal. The examination and screening take only a few minutes. Results are immediate.

  • Advanced Fluorescence Technology: We use VELscope VX technology; a special device that allows the dentist to identify oral disease. It uses a blue light that stimulates natural fluorescence in oral tissues to highlights diseases that may not be visible to the naked eye.
  • Chemical Dye Detection: We use an advanced disease detection dye called Vizilight Plus. 

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FAQs

  1. Does the Examination Hurt? The examination is completely non-invasive, so there is no pain involved. 
  2. What Happens if the Dentist Observes Something Abnormal? If anything is detected, you will be referred for a biopsy. This involves removing a small sample of the lesion and sent to laboratories for testing. Your clinician will provide advice according to your diagnosis.
  3. How Does Oral Cancer Screening Help? Oral cancer screens allow for early detection, which means you are more likely to have a better and improved prognosis in the unlikely event of a cancer diagnosis.
  4. Do You Take Care of Treatment? We can assist you with potential options available to you at this stage. 

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Gum Health

Having healthy gums is the first place to start. Our dentists can treat your gums for any issues.

Root Canals

Treatment is required if the core of the tooth has an infection, normally the result of tooth decay or injury.

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