We have implemented a new advancement in oral cancer screening called ViziLite Plus as part of our exam procedure at routine cleaning appointments.
ViziLite Plus is a quick and painless procedure that helps the dentist or hygienist identify any abnormal or pre-cancerous tissues in the patient’s mouth.
After the regular visual exam, the patient will rinse his or her mouth with a cleansing solution. Then the dentist or hygienist will use a special luminescent light to examine all of the tissues closely. Normal, healthy tissue will appear dark in color; any abnormal tissue will appear white in color.
Oral cancer is most effectively treated when diagnosed early. The cost of treatment increases and the survival rate of the patient decreases when the pre-cancerous tissue is not caught early.