Oral Cancer Screenings

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Effective treatment Oral Cancer Screenings in Murfreesboro, TN

At Barfield Crescent Dental, we understand that oral cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease. That’s why we prioritize oral cancer detection as part of our routine dental services. Our team of trained hygienists conducts a visual oral cancer exam for every patient. However, early detection is key to effective treatment, which is why we also offer Identafi screenings for our patients.

Schedule an appointment with Barfield Crescent Dental today.

What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is a serious condition that affects various areas in the mouth and throat, including the lips, tongue, gums, inner cheeks, roof of the mouth, and throat. This type of cancer arises from abnormal cell growth that can spread to other parts of the body if not treated promptly. If left undetected and untreated, oral cancer can pose a significant risk to a person's health and well-being.

Why are Oral Cancer Screenings Important?

Oral cancer screenings are crucial because they can aid in detecting oral cancer in its initial stages when it is most treatable. In fact, early detection can increase the survival rate by up to 90%. However, if oral cancer goes undetected until later stages, the survival rate dramatically decreases. Therefore, we strongly advise all of our patients to undergo regular oral cancer screenings to ensure early detection and prompt treatment, if necessary.

Who Should Get an Oral Cancer Screening?

We recommend that all of our patients receive an oral cancer screening at least once a year, especially those who have a history of smoking or other tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, or a family history of oral cancer. However, anyone can develop oral cancer, regardless of age, gender, or lifestyle habits. That's why it's important to stay vigilant and schedule regular dental checkups to ensure early detection.

What is Identafi, and How Does It Work?

Identafi is a cutting-edge technology that we use to enhance our oral cancer screenings. It uses a special lightwave technology to detect abnormalities in the mouth that may lead to oral cancer. Identafi can detect cancerous and precancerous lesions that may not be visible to the naked eye during a visual exam.
Identafi uses a specialized light to examine your mouth, highlighting any abnormal tissue or lesions that may be present. Our skilled dental team can then use this advanced technology to determine if the identified tissue or lesion is cancerous or precancerous, providing prompt and effective treatment when necessary.

Contact Barfield Crescent Dental Today

Your oral health is an essential component of your overall well-being, and detecting any issues at an early stage is vital when it comes to oral cancer. At Barfield Crescent Dental, we take great pride in offering our patients the highest quality oral cancer screenings available, including the innovative Identafi technology.
Our advanced screening techniques ensure that any abnormalities are identified early, allowing for prompt and effective treatment. We believe in taking a proactive approach to your oral health, and our team is committed to providing you with exceptional care.
Schedule an oral cancer screening with us today to safeguard your oral health.
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