Oral Cancer Screenings - Kelowna Dental Office
In our office we emphasize the importance of the examination of the intraoral soft tissue.
Dr. Burlacu will also check your neck, face and oral tissues for lumps, red or white patches or recurring sore areas.
Screening for early changes in the oral tissue can help detect cancer at a stage when it can be more successfully treated.
Smoking, especially combined with heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more) and /or infection with HPV (human papiloma virus) are the primary risk factors for oral cancer. Other lifestyle and environmental factors also may increase your risk of developing oral cancer.
Our practice has purchased VELscope-Oral cancer screening system. The exam takes few minutes only and can be done in the same day with your dental hygiene appointment or as a separate visit. It is an affordable procedure and involves no pain or inconvenience and it is completely safe. This exam is recommended to everybody annually.
We think you will appreciate the peace-of mind this screening can provide for you. Call to book your exam with your next dental cleaning.