ViziLite - Oral Cancer Screening
ViziLite Plus® is a new screening procedure that helps to identify pre-cancerous and cancerous tissue. ViziLite Plus is similar to proven early detection procedures for other cancers such as mammography, Pap smear, and PSA. ViziLite Plus is a simple and painless examination that gives the best chance to find any abnormalities at the earliest possible stage. Early detection of pre-cancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate the potentially disfiguring effects of oral cancer and possibly save your life.
Oral Cancer - One of the most serious diseases found in the mouth is oral cancer. Often curable in its early stages, oral cancers are a major cause of death and disfigurement in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Oral cancer is more common than leukemia, skin melanoma, Hodgkin's disease and cancers of the brain, liver, thyroid, gland, stomach, ovaries, and cervix. If caught early it can be treated successfully; however, if not detected early, it can spread into other parts of the body and become difficult, if not impossible, to treat. The oral cancer screening constitutes one of the most important components of a routine dental hygiene