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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening at the Dentist

Oral Cancer Affects over 53K Americans & Takes Over 10K American Lives Each Year

Oral Cancer is a deadly killer. According to the American Cancer Society there are an estimated 53,260 people diagnosed with this deadly disease. From that, a rough estimate of about 10,750 American won’t survive. If you’re over the age of 62, you are more prone to this illness, while a little over 25% of oral cancer patients are below the age of 55. Dr. Suffoletta can help you prevent this from becoming a larger problem by catching it early with oral cancer screening.

What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is an abnormal cell growth, where the cancer cells causes extreme damage to the surrounding tissues around the mouth. This includes the gums, the tongue, the throat, lower and top areas of the mouth, the lips, the tonsils and even around the neck, the head and the lining inside the cheeks. While medical science has jumped leaps and bounds as it relates to oral cancer, it continues to destroy live across the world.

VELscope is the worldwide leader in discovering tissue abnormalities.

VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System

What Are Some of the Signs of Oral Cancer?

  • If you notice any bumps, lumps or swelling and thickness.
  • If you develop areas in the mouth with velvety white or red speckles.
  • Some bleeding in the mouth that you can’t explain.
  • If you notice loss of feeling or numbness. Additionally, if your mouth of neck have any tenderness.
  • If you notice any sores on the neck or face.
  • If it becomes harder to chew or swallow.
  • If you have chronic sour throat or hoarseness.
  • Any other irregularities in the mouth, neck or head that you’re not used to, get a checkup.
  • If you are noticing pain in the ear.
  • If you’re beginning to notice dramatic weight loss.

We cannot stress the importance of early detection and regular screening during your dental checkups. It is commonly recommended for you to have 2 dental checkups per year. Dr. Suffoletta makes the best out of the time he has during your dental visit. You will not leave our practice without your Velscope oral cancer screening.

Top Rated Dental Professionals in Summerlin and Las Vegas

VELscope is revolutionary and provides healthcare & dental professionals with a fast and efficient system to detect oral tissue abnormalities. In North America alone, 24 people die of oral cancer each day, that’s 1 person per hour. Over 53,000 people per year are diagnosed with oral cancer and over 10,500 will die from this disease.

We believe no one should be a victim of this disease. Early detection is the way to prevent prolonged exposure to oral cancer. Including Oral Cancer Screening in your bi-annual dental checkup helps catch it before it’s too late. Dr. Suffoletta’s dentistry automatically includes this in your dental routine at no extra cost. For a comprehensive dental plan, go to the dentist that treats you best, Functional Aesthetic Dentistry.

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Twice per year we provide a full comprehensive dental exam that not only covers your basic dental needs, but comprehensive needs as well. Oral cancer affects tens of thousands of Americans each year. Let us screen you with every dental checkup to give you peace of mind that your dental health is on the right track and that oral cancer is not a problem for your health in the current or near future.

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Signs of Oral Cancer?

If you notice any signs of oral cancer, contact us today to begin your screening and and to put you on a track to better health!