Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screenings are so vital to the care of your overall health. It is important to get checked by your dentist regularly. Read below to learn more about how vital getting an oral cancer screening is from your Fort Lee dentist.
Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.
The oral cancer screening is often completed with ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can’t always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions.
Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.
OralCDx Brush Biopsy
With the easy, painless OralCDX Brush, your Fort Lee NJ dentist can test common oral spots (usually seen as subtle red or white spots) that may appear in your mouth from time to time. The biopsy to ensure that the white or red spots appearing in your mouth are not precancerous or cancerous. The special brush has tiny bristles that collect cells as the tool is applied and rotated on the oral spot.
Make sure to contact Lori M. Nasif, D.M.D. today at (201) 224-6430 to schedule your visit and ask any questions you may have about oral cancer. Getting checked for this disease can be life-changing.