Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer kills one American every hour. Oral cancer is also the only cancer that has increased every year in the past six years, due to the rise in HPV related oral cancers. Similar to other cancers, early detection of Oral Cancer is critical. We are pleased to make OralID a part of our oral health protocol. OralID is a state-of-the-art cancer screening device that can help identify early signs of oral cancer, even before the lesions can even be seen with the human eye. Being able to identify these oral lesions at earlier stages could be the difference between life and death. The oral cancer screening is a simple and quick test that is done without dyes or rinses. We recommend all our patients be screened with the OralID every year.
This oral cancer test is highly recommended for those who have a history of tobacco use or moderate alcohol consumption. It is also recommended for any person who has been diagnosed with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) or if you or your spouse has been diagnosed or treated for cervical cancer. This screening is optional and will be discussed on an annual basis. Unfortunately, most insurance companies won’t cover anything more than a visual oral cancer screening and the kit that is needed to perform this test has a fee of $25. Please feel free to ask any of our staff any questions you may have about our advanced oral cancer screening.