Dr. Kadamani is serious about helping her patients have a beautiful smile and enjoy a long and healthy life. How serious? For the entire month of March, you can come see your 78254 dentist for a FREE oral cancer screening with VELscope®, an advanced dental technology that allows cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions to be spotted earlier.
Not at all. VELscope uses harmless blue light to make cancerous spots more apparent than they are to the naked eye. VELscope causes soft tissue in your mouth to look fluorescent. If the tissue is normal, then we can expect to see a certain pattern under the light of VELscope. However, if there is an abnormality, then this area of tissue looks different. VELscope is not a replacement for Dr. Kadamani’s careful visual inspection of your entire oral cavity and throat, but is a worthwhile supplement to ensure the ability to find oral cancer as early as possible.
You are welcome to come to our office this month for your free screening with VELscope. However, during the remaining 11 months of the year, Dr. Kadamani and her staff want you to be aware of the signs of oral cancer. You should always be on look for these signs and symptoms; if you find anything suspicious, then please contact our office immediately to schedule an appointment.
The early warning signs of oral cancer include:
In the United States, oral cancer causes more than 9,500 deaths annually. That means that one person dies every hour of every day because of oral cancer. Moreover, the five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with oral cancer stands at only 64 percent.
Aside from seeing the dentist for regular checkups that include an oral cancer screening, you can stop using smoking and chewing tobacco or don’t start; limit alcoholic beverages; eat fresh fruits and vegetables; and avoid exposing your lips to the sun or use lip balm with SPF.
Don’t let the month of March go by without having your FREE oral cancer screening with VELscope. Call Laith Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment.
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