ViziLite Oral Cancer Screening in San Antonio, TX
ALTHOUGH MOUTH CANCER isn’t mentioned as frequently as some other cancers, it has very significant numbers. Over 35,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with mouth cancer. As with most types of cancer, early detection gives better prognosis for a patient. When found early, oral cancers have an 80-90% survival rate. The sad news is that most oral cancers do not produce symptoms until they are in later stages of development, lowering the survival rate to 55%.
To stay informed and help combat this issue, Shavano Park dentist Dr. Stewart recommends a regular oral cancer screening. At his dental office in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Stewart uses ViziLite for an oral cancer screening, a new technology designed to catch oral cancer in its earlier stages.
Oral cancer often goes undetected because it starts under the surface of the tissue of your mouth. With ViziLite, changes in tissue due to oral cancer can be detected that would have previously been missed. After rinsing with a solution, ViziLite can pass over the surface, allowing Dr. Stewart to see a visible surface difference between healthy and abnormal tissue.
We are here to provide you with the best oral healthcare possible, leading to a healthier life overall. For additional questions about an oral cancer screening, or the ViziLite technology Dr. Stewart uses, call our San Antonio office or fill in the form on our website.