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Oral Cancer Screening

Who are at risk of oral cancer?

  • Users of Tobacco like cigarettes, cigars, pipes and smokeless and chewing tobacco are exposed to the risk of oral cancer.
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Chewing betel nut
  • Exposure to sunlight

Exposure to the high These are the high risk factors. Yet practicing these high risk factors does not mean that a person will get cancer. Not being exposed to risk factors does not mean that you will not have cancer. Ask your dentist to know more about oral cancer screening and if you should be screened for oral cancer.

What method you used to screen oral cancer ?

Several methods are used to screen for oral cancer.

We use the florescent staining method:

We ask patients to rinse the mouth with fluorescent mouth rinse. The tissue is then studied under special fluorescence light (Velscope). Normal tissue looks quite different from abnormal tissue when seen under the light.