Oral Cancer Screening

Accurate Oral Cancer Detection Using ViziLite® Plus with TBlue630™:  Baton Rouge, Louisiana

More than 7,500 people each year die from oral cancer and 30,000 people per year are diagnosed?

oral cancer screeningOral cancer is the number 6 most common form of cancer in the world. For more than 40 years, one person every hour has died from oral cancer so the it should be taken seriously.  Because of this, our office offers oral cancer screenings for the detection and prevention of cancer.

 

At Bluebonnet Dental Care, we do not want you or your family to join the statistics, which is why we offer oral cancer screenings.  Our team of doctors and hygienist are skilled at spotting the signs of oral cancer and can help prevent you from being the next statistic.

In addition to our visual exam, we use ViziLite® Plus with TBlue630™ to more accurately screen for oral cancer. It is composed of two elements: a chemiluminescent light source (called ViziLite) to help us identify potential problem areas.

What Is The Process For An Oral Cancer Screening?

  • You will rinse with the ViziLite Plus Pre-Rinse Solution for one minute, and then one of our team members will shine a light into your mouth to identify any suspicious areas. Any potential lesion will be “highlighted.”
  • If any “hot spots” are found, we then take it a step further and paint on the TBlue630 die, which will stain any potential cancer blue.
  • Any areas found to be potential problems will be referred to an oral cancer specialist who can take things to the next step of diagnosis and treatment.

With the two elements (ViziLite and the blue dye) working hand in hand, the dentist and/or hygienist will be able to identify and evaluate abnormalities in your mouth. Once the exam is finished, if there is evidence of lesions or other oral cancer signs, our dentists will determine the best path for treatment (i.e. biopsy).

Being screened with our ViziLite system is an extraordinary opportunity to ensure that you and your family do not have precancerous or cancerous oral lesions.

The exam is simple and non-invasive.  It can give your family the peace of mind in knowing that their oral health is in top condition.

Early detection is key when it comes to oral cancer. If you haven’t had an oral cancer exam in the past year, you should schedule one today or make sure you get one at your next scheduled cleaning.

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