Our team at Mutchler & Lewis Family Dental Care is devoted to offering you and your family the high-quality, detail-oriented dental service you deserve. Because we are interested in maintaining your oral health, we work hard during your dental examinations to diagnose any potential dental problems. During this examination, we will also check for signs of oral cancer. Unfortunately, this particular cancer can be life threatening if it is allowed to develop undetected. When oral cancer is found at the earliest stage, treatment is quicker, simpler, and less invasive, and is more than 90% successful. Oral cancer is not particularly difficult to diagnose; however, to ensure that our diagnosis is as accurate as possible, we utilize VELscope® VX technology to ensure the early detection of any oral abnormalities. During your oral cancer exam, our dentist or hygienist examines your mouth with the VELscope light to aid in detecting any abnormalities. Some of the other abnormalities that can be located with the help of this advanced technology include:
- Fungal, viral, and other types of infections
- Tumors in the salivary glands
- Inflammation from problems such as allergies or fillings
- Squamous cell carcinomas – These are not generally painful but are usually caused by infections like HPV-6 and HPV-11
Dr. Mutchler and Dr. Lewis are committed to helping you maintain your happy, healthy smile. If you are interested in learning more about screenings for oral cancer in Findlay, Ohio, we invite you to contact us today.
If you have any questions, or if you would like more information on VELscope, feel free to read more at VELscope’s website.