Oral cancer Screenings
Oral cancer claims thousands of victims every year, but most people aren’t aware of the condition until it is too late. At Sunny Isles Dental, Dr. George Georgiev provides oral cancer screenings to every patient in an attempt to reduce the risk of our patients suffering from the condition. Symptoms of oral pathology include:
- Sores or wounds that do not heal within 2 weeks
- Raised or pitted areas that are abnormally shaped
- White or red areas that are only present on one side of the mouth
- Difficulty swallowing
- Change in anatomy
ViziLite Advanced Screenings
Most dental offices offer visual oral cancer screenings, but we take it a step further. We implement advanced oral cancer screenings using the ViziLite system, a product that helps pin-point abnormal tissues still in the pre-cancerous stages. Early diagnosis means more successful treatment outcomes for our patients.
Who is at risk for developing oral cancer?
Traditionally, risk factors for oral cancer included tobacco and alcohol use. As research has progressed, scientists and dentists have also found that HPV plays a tremendous role in the development of oral cancers as well. This has increased the rate of oral cancer in young adults in their 30’s. Even then, some patients that do not have any risk factors whatsoever have still be found to develop oral cancer. That’s why routine screenings with a dentist are so important.
Call our office to schedule an appointment today (305) 330-6609 and find out how our doctors at Sunny Isles Dental can help you.