At Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta we provide all of our new patients with a comprehensive oral exam including a thorough oral cancer examination. And all of our existing patients receive a complete oral cancer examination two times per year.
Advances have been made in early detection of precancerous and cancerous lesions of the mouth. Devices such as VizaLite Plus with T-Blue, VelScope, and Identify 3000 are on the market now as adjunctive oral screening devices. The goal at our practice is to utilize new technology to locate precancerous and questionable lesions that may become cancer in the mouth or cancer on the tongue.
ViziLite Plus chemiluminescence enhances visibility deeper into the tissues where younger lesions are developing. It is an adjunctive oral cancer screening device used to detect possible problems early in development. The greatest component of Zila’s oral cancer screening device is the T-Blue (toluidine blue). T-Blue predictably stains precancerous and cancerous lesions. The blue stained areas allow us to pinpoint where the lesion exists and marks it for reference.
HPV- testing is available. Today oral and oropharyngeal cancer is on the rise in women. All women and men need a thorough oral examination at least annually. And, all patients must keep a clean, healthy mouth with great home care and regular dental cleanings.