Oral Cancer and Global Health

Cancer and Global Health

Screening for oral lesions (ulcers, dysplasias, tumors, cancers)

Sometimes a visit to the dentist can save a life! In our clinic, periodic checkup goes much further than a simple detection of cavities. We attach great importance to the screening of cancerous lesions. Did you know that oral cancer has a high mortality rate among existing cancers? However, 85% of those  detected at an early stage can be cured.

Our screening examination is performed using x-rays including panoramic x-rays, a visual examination of

the entire structure of the oral cavity and palpation of the soft tissues and lymph nodes. Thanks to

revolutionary technologies (Velscope, Trimira), it is now possible to detect lesions, even precancerous

ones, using fluorescent light, at their early stages of development.

 

Here are some of the factors that increase the risk of oral cancer:

– tobacco, alcohol

– human papillomavirus

– metastasis of cancer elsewhere in the body

– heredity.

– immune system deficiency

– poor oral health

– Chronic irritation of the oral mucous membranes due to defective fillings, chipped teeth or poor fitting

appliances.

 

Put all chances on your side, we have the expertise and technology to help you!