Oral cancer is also known as mouth cancer. It attacks the cells in your mouth, ultimately affecting your ability to speak, swallow, chew, and even breathe. If identified early on, it is often treatable with a high rate of recovery and remission. However, catching it in its later stages makes it more difficult to treat.
At Arden Dental Care, our team of trained professionals can help protect you from the onslaught of full-blown mouth cancer. With regular scheduled oral cancer screenings, we can diagnose and help treat this deadly disease before it’s too late. We offer two types of oral cancer examinations:
- Visual Examination | Our skilled dentist knows the signs and symptoms of oral cancer. During an oral cancer screening, she will thoroughly examine your mouth for signs of cancer. Dr. Talluri will work hard to protect you from this life-threatening disease.
- VELScope | VELscope can help detect oral cancer in its earliest stages. Using VELScope, our talented team can identify abnormal tissue developments. VELscope uses fluorescent lighting to highlight oral cancer and other mouth problems. Healthy tissue appears bright green under VELscope while damaged tissue is a dark green. At Arden Dental Care, we can help you stop oral cancer in its tracks with VELscope!
Unfortunately, oral cancer if often a silent killer. Many patients are unaware they have cancer until it has metastasized to a more noticeable part of their body. Consistent oral cancer screenings are the only way to know whether or not you have this disease. By combining visual examination and VELscope, we can help you catch this disease early on to better ensure more positive end results.
At Arden Dental Care, we not only care about your smile, but your overall health. Schedule an oral cancer screening today at our Sacramento dentist office!