Oral ID Cancer Screening Detection
The Dentists at Houston Westchase recognize the importance of diagnosing and treating oral cancer. Our goal is prevention and early intervention as oral cancer’s incidence rate has increased in the last five years in a row. We acknowledge the mortality rate for oral cancer is higher than the rates for cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer and skin cancer.
To this end, we utilize OralID™ cancer detection light technology on every new patient and recare examinations. OralID™ uses a proven, optically based technology called “fluorescence technology.” OralID’s fluorescence technology uses a blue light (435–460 nm) that allows our dentists. to identify oral cancer, precancer and other abnormal lesions at an earlier stage, thus saving lives. The medical applications of fluorescence technology includes diagnosis of the GI tract, cervix, lung, skin and oral mucosa.