How Westlake Family Dentistry Helps Detect Oral Cancer
Leading-Edge Trimira Identafi Technology Provides Early Detection
What disease is more deadly than cervical, prostate, and breast cancer? It’s oral cancer, and it’s fatal for over 25 percent of people diagnosed with it. The biggest problem with oral cancer is that many patients aren’t diagnosed with oral cancer until late in the game. Oral cancer is becoming more and more common, not just among people with high-risk factors like smoking, drinking, and age. In fact, 25 percent of people diagnosed with oral cancer don’t have any risk factors. We want to help stop that from happening with the help of Trimira Identafi.
How Westlake Family Dentistry Helps: Early Detection With Trimira Identafi Technology Saves Lives
The key to treating oral cancer is early detection, which is why we use the Trimira Identafi system. A few years ago, the only way to detect oral cancer was by spotting visual signs–lesions, discolored tissue, etc.–with the naked eye.
We’ve always checked your mouth for signs of oral cancer when you come to our practice. But this new technology can actually identify biochemical and morphological changes in your cells, which means we can detect early signs of oral cancer long before the visible signals appear.
The American Dental Association and American Oral Cancer Foundation both urge everyone to get screened for oral cancer. We want to keep you safe and healthy, so be sure to ask us about getting screened at your next appointment.
Please give us a call at (503) 636-4576 or send us an email with any questions about early detection of oral cancer.