Oral Cancer Screening
Protect Your Health with an Oral Cancer Screening
Protecting your dental hygiene isn’t just essential for preserving a beautiful smile – it’s also important for your life. We offer oral cancer screenings utilizing the innovative VELscope system, which helps Dr. Kidess visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth, and upper throat. VELscope takes only two minutes to administer, with no rinses, stains, or discomfort.
Did you know that oral cancer causes more deaths each year than cervical, testicular, laryngeal or thyroid cancer? Did you know that oral cancer is usually only detected in the more advanced stages, leading to one of the worst survival rates? Oral cancer screening detects abnormal growths before they become cancerous and early stages of oral cancer which means a high survival rate.
It’s critical to be vigilant about oral cancer screenings, as one person dies from mouth cancer every hour. What’s more, you don’t necessarily have to be a smoker to be on the lookout for mouth cancer; up to 25% of oral cancer patients don’t smoke and are not exposed to secondhand smoke.
When caught early, oral cancer is easily curable, this is why it’s so important for patients to undergo regular oral cancer screenings at Reem Kidess, DDS, PLLC. If you have the following risk factors for mouth cancer, make an appointment with Dr. Kidess for an oral cancer screening:
– You’re 40 years or older, and are a smoker and/or a drinker
– You’ve been exposed to HPV
Annual oral cancer screenings with VELscope are quick and painless, which is why there’s no excuse for not taking this life-saving exam.
Contact Dr. Kidess in Paradise Valley Today
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kidess or to learn more about our oral cancer screening services, contact our dental office at (480) 991-2290.