Oral Cancer Screening

Prevent Mouth Cancer With Your Ladera Ranch Dentist

Oral cancer kills one American every hour.

We take our responsibility to screen for oral cancer very seriously. At least once a year, an oral cancer screening is required.

Early Detection of Mouth Cancer Saves Lives

If not detected early, the survival rate drops very quickly. The mouth is the gateway to the body. The tissue and area surrounding the oral cavity has extremely easy access to the rest of the body.

Medications are quickly absorbed under the tongue and for this reason there are advantages. If cancer begins in the oral cavity, the cancer can spread to other areas of the body faster if malignant.

OralID in oral cancer screening

We use OralID fluorescence technology to help in the early detection. It’s specific wavelength of light can spot suspicious areas earlier helping to get a biopsy if necessary or watch a particular area for any signs of growth or changes. We check the palate, the throat area, the cheeks, and especially the sides of the tongue.

40% of oral cancers are found in those that do not have the traditional risk factors.

Schedule your oral cancer screening today

We feel everyone should be screened yearly. That is why we ask it on our health history form. When was your last oral cancer screening?

Dr. Parker and his Ladera Ranch dentist team are passionate about your overall health. Schedule an oral cancer screening today to get peace of mind that you have a team that is dedicated to providing you the optimum in care and expertise if you are in the Mission Viejo – Rancho Santa Margarita area!