At Weller Aesthetic and Implant Dental Care, we want to offer our patients the most comprehensive dental services. At each visit we are doing a visual oral cancer screening of your mouth. Although this is important, there are concerns that a visual oral screening can only see cancerous cells in later stages of development and in many cases when prognosis and treatment can not be as affective.
What Every person should know about oral cancer:
In addition to our visual screening, an annual screening test called Velscope® is provided. This is a simple test which helps us identify oral lesions at their earliest stage of development. When pre-malignant lesions or early stage oral cancer is found, treatment is simpler, less invasive and more than 90% successful.
Dr. Weller believes that the key to reducing the devastating impact of oral cancer is early detection. Better screening saves lives.
For more information on oral cancer visit the American Cancer society at www.cancer.org.