Indetafi Oral Cancer Screening

Identafi® Oral Cancer Screening


Oral cancer screenings are one of the most powerful preventive treatments that we offer at Burns Dentistry.  The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure.  If that does not get your attention, this will: oral cancer kills one person every hour.  People with a high risk of oral cancer may be more likely to benefit from oral cancer screening.  Factors that can increase the risk of oral cancer include:

  • Tobacco use of any kind, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Previous oral cancer diagnosis
  • History of significant sun exposure, which increases the risk of lip cancer

Our dentists are dedicated to analyzing the oral and overall health of their patients. Therefore, we offer oral cancer screenings, with our advanced and efficient Identafi® cancer screening device.

Identafi can help change the odds of oral cancer progression by using advanced oral mucosal visual enhancement.  The rate of successfully curing oral cancer is 80-90 percent when detected early on.  Why, then, are oral cancer screenings not an essential part of every dental visit?  Unfortunately, the signs and symptoms of oral cancer are often missed by the naked eye.  Identafi can post biochemical and morphological changes in cells of the mouth, throat, tongue and tonsils.  Fluorescent lighting allows our dentists to enhance the appearance of suspicious tissue, thus detecting any abnormalities early on and providing immediate, early treatment.  It can literally save lives, and we are privileged to have such an advanced technology to appease any of the worries our patients may have.

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