Oral Cancer Screenings
Comprehensive oral cancer screenings in Milpitas, CA - Sethi Virdi DDS
Are you concerned about oral cancer and the importance of early detection? At Sethi Virdi DDS, we offer thorough and life-saving oral cancer screenings in Milpitas, CA. Our experienced dentists are committed to your well-being and use advanced screening techniques to identify potential signs of oral cancer, ensuring your oral health remains a top priority.
The significance of oral cancer screenings:
Oral cancer screenings are a crucial aspect of preventive dental care, providing an opportunity to detect oral cancer in its early stages. Early detection is vital in combating this potentially destructive disease as it increases the chances of successful treatment and improved outcomes. Our dentists are trained to perform visual oral cancer screenings, and, based on lifestyle choices or family history, they may recommend more frequent screenings.
What to expect during an oral cancer screening:
Our comprehensive oral cancer screenings consist of two main parts: a visual examination and a physical examination of various areas, including:
Visual examination: Our dentists will carefully inspect your face, neck, lips, gums, palate, tongue, and other soft tissues for any asymmetries, swelling, lumps, white patches, sores, or abnormalities. Using a small light and mirror, they will examine the inside of your nose and mouth, ensuring a thorough assessment.
Physical examination: The physical exam involves gently touching areas around your head, cheeks, jaw, under the chin, and inside the oral cavity. The dentist will be looking for any unusual nodules or masses that may require further investigation.
Technological tools for enhanced screening:
To enhance the screening process, we may use advanced oral cancer screening devices, such as the VELscope. This device emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, making it easier to identify precancerous cells that may not be visible to the naked eye. Normal tissues will illuminate, while suspicious or cancerous spots will remain dark, enabling early detection.
Biopsy and further examination:
If an abnormality is detected during the screening, a sample of the suspicious cells may be taken and sent to the lab for a biopsy. Although oral cancer screenings can alert us to potential problem areas, a confirmed diagnosis of oral cancer requires a more comprehensive evaluation.
The importance of regular screenings:
Regular oral cancer screenings, even if no apparent signs of the disease are present, are vital in maintaining optimal oral health. For individuals with a family history of oral cancer or engaging in certain habits like tobacco use or excessive alcohol intake, we recommend requesting screenings every four months to minimize risk.
Prioritize your oral health with oral cancer screenings:
At Sethi Virdi DDS, your well-being is our top priority. Our skilled dentists are dedicated to providing comprehensive oral cancer screenings to protect your health and potentially save lives. Don't hesitate to schedule your oral cancer screening today by calling (408) 263-1255. Be proactive in safeguarding your oral health and maintaining a brighter future with our professional oral cancer screenings.
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