Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it’s caught early. That’s why Dr Mark Blum offers the ViziLite Oral Cancer Screening exam. ViziLite identifies abnormal tissue, that might develop into oral cancer.
An annual ViziLite exam, in combination with a regular visual examination, provides a comprehensive oral screening procedure for patients at increased risk for oral cancer. The ViziLite exam is painless and fast, and could help save your life.
The simple ViziLite exam is performed immediately following a regular visual examination
- First, you rinse with a cleansing solution
- Next, the lighting is dimmed
- Then, your dentist will examine your mouth using ViziLite.
Importance of Early Detection
Early detection is the key to reducing the devastating impact of oral cancer on victims and their families. Annual oral cancer screening of patients at increased risk for oral cancer, patients age 18 and older, and tobacco users of any age, is the only way to achieve the early detection of oral cancer necessary to reduce the death rate of oral cancer – a death rate that has remained unchanged for more than 40 years!