Jewell General Dentistry proudly offers the ViziLite Plus exam, which helps our doctors identify abnormal tissue that could eventually develop into oral cancer. A ViziLite screening utilizes a specially designed light that passes over oral tissue that has been treated with a rinse solution. Any abnormal tissue will then be illuminated for our dentist to view.
According to the American Cancer Society, oral cancer is 90% curable when found in its early stages. Unfortunately, 70% of oral cancers are diagnosed in the late stages, III and IV, leading to a five-year survival rate of 57%. As you can see, early detection and diagnosis of oral cancer can make a significant difference in life expectancy.
Are you a candidate for ViziLite®?
Anyone can benefit from an annual ViziLite Plus exam, particularly people with a greater risk of getting oral cancer. In combination with a regular visual soft tissue exam, ViziLite provides a comprehensive oral screening procedure that is fast, painless, and could help save your life.