How Scripps Poway Orthodontics Helps Detect Oral Cancer
OralID™ Helps Us Detect Oral Cancer EarlyOral cancer is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent forms of cancer today. But surprisingly, it’s rarely talked about. The biggest problem with oral cancer is that many patients aren’t diagnosed until late in the game. We want to change that with the help of OralID™. Some major risk factors for oral cancer are:
- age 40 years or older
- alcohol use
- smokeless tobacco
- previous oral cancer history
OralID Allows Us To Detect Cancer EarlyBecause your health is our highest concern and oral cancer is extremely dangerous, we’ve invested in an amazing new technology called Oral ID. Oral ID can detect cancer in your mouth before Dr. Maulik can see it with their own eyes. OralID uses a sophisticated fluorescence technology that highlights areas where there have been morphological changes in your cells. The OralID process is simple:
- Dr. Maulik will feel around the outside and inside of your mouth for lesions or growths.
- Using the blue OralID light, [heshe] will shine the light around your mouth, searching for discolored spots or clumps.
- They would then discuss anything concerning.