Oral Cancer, is the presence of any cancerous growth in the oral cavity. In the early stages, symptoms may resemble more minor infections such as ulcers, for example floor of the mouth – under the tongue.
It can also effect the lips, tongue, gums under the tongue itself.
an ulcer that lingers for longer time more than 3-4 weeks
an unsual lump or swelling in the mouth
changes in color inside your cheeks
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OralID is a battery-operated, hand-held oral examination light used as an adjunctive device for oral muscosal screening. The device emits a visible blue light (435-460nm) that one shines directly into the oral cavity.
OralID is shipped with the necessary eyewear to use the device. Wearing the special OralID eyewear allows the clinician to view the tissue fluroescence during the oral exam. When the blue light from OralID shines on healthy oral tissue, it fluoresces green. However, when it shines on abnormal tissue, it appears dark due to a lack of fluorescence.
OralID® uses a proven, optically based technology called “fluorescence technology.” OralID’s fluorescence technology uses a blue light (435–460 nm) that provides the clinician an aid in visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer and pre-cancer. The other medical applications of fluorescence technology include highlighting abnormalities of the GI tract, cervix, lung, and skin.
if you are worried see your dentist immediately.
How can i get screened for oral cancer?
If you feel you have any of the danger signs outlines above, contact us at Northhaven and ask for oral cancer screening. Give us a call at (972) 233-1906 today.