Oral Cancer Screening in Louisville, KY - Stony Brook Dental Care - OralID
At Stony Brook Dental
Care we offer oral cancer screenings to all of our patients. Our oral cancer
screening is performed using OralID – a state-of-the-art cancer screening
device that can identify the first signs of oral cancer before it can even be
seen with the human eye.
Our Full Oral Cancer
Screening Protocol Includes:
- Lifestyle/Risk assessment
- HPV salivary tests
- Regular oral cancer screenings
- Oral CDx
- Referrals to Oral Pathologist if needed
screenings are quick and painless!
Call 502-671-0606 or
come visit our Stony Brook office for a Oral Cancer Screening as part of your dentistry consultation with Dr. Michael
Why Early Detection is the Key to Survival
Regular oral cancer screenings are so important because early detection is critical. Oral cancer is an ideal cancer to identify early by screening because it often begins with a small, identifiable, pre-malignant lesion in the mouth, which grows slowly over 2 – 8 years.
Very Early Detection is Possible
Oral Cancer Exams Can
Early detection, in the pre-malignant stage, is simple and painless
and can be easily included in any dentists’ routine oral check-ups. Yet
according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, only 15% of the
population reports ever having an oral examination, and only 7% reports
receiving annual screenings. ²
Early Detection = 80%
The survival rate for oral cancer is very high if detected early
– up to 80%. Also, the treatment and procedures for removal are much easier and
less disfiguring the earlier it is detected.
Most oral cancer is detected only after it has advanced to
stage III and IV, when cure rates are only 19%, which is abysmally low. ²
Most Oral Cancer is
Caught Too Late