Oral Cancer Screening
Who is at risk for oral cancer?
In the past, oral cancer was believed to be associated mostly with tobacco use. This is no longer the case. In fact, in people younger than 50 years old, HPV is now believed to be the main causative agent.
Because the risk factors now include tobacco, alcohol, and exposure to HPV16, nearly every adult in the US is at risk of developing oral cancer. For this reason, our Top Tampa Dentist recommends an oral cancer screening annually with the use of the Sapphire Plus Lesion Detection Scope™. Like any cancer, it is only through early detection that your chances of survival improve.
How does our top Tampa Dentist screen for Oral Cancer?
Dr Rasmussen will do a thorough visual and physical oral cancer screening annually. She will also utilize the latest adjunctive technology in early cancer detection, the Sapphire Plus Lesion Detection Scope™. This allows for much earlier detection and treatment. The earlier cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions are detected, the greater the chance of successful prevention, treatment and recovery.