Oral cancer is a serious threat to your overall health. One American dies from oral cancer every hour. It’s important to visit us at Giamberardino Dental Care so that we can check you for signs of oral cancer with a VELscope exam.
The danger in oral cancer is that most cases are not discovered until later on, so the issue has been allowed to spread. The sooner it’s discovered, the greater the chances it can be treated. We recommend all our patients have a VELscope oral cancer exam once a year.
VELscope technology allows us to quickly and comfortably check you for signs of oral cancer. The screening uses a special light that illuminates cells that are abnormal or cancerous so they can clearly be seen. This is a simple test that can be extremely important for your health.
You may think that just because you don’t smoke, you’re not at risk. However this isn’t true, for 25 percent of oral cancer cases are people who are non-smokers and don’t have other risk factors for the disease. Besides smoking, other risk factors include daily alcohol use, HIV, diabetes, and viral infections.
Oral cancer is something that should be taken seriously because it can affect anyone. Give us a call today to learn more about the risk factors or to schedule a VELscope exam.
Giamberardino Dental Care provides quality general and cosmetic dentistry from our Medford, MA dental office. We serve patients from Medford, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and surrounding communities. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.