Biofluorescent technology is used to screen for oral cancerJan. 15 2022
Getting a diagnosis of cancer can be a scary moment. But when patients are proactive about screening for cancers, they have a better chance of catching it early enough for successful intervention. The same is true with oral cancer. Oral cancer is a condition that can be deadly if it is not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. This is why it is vital that patients get routine screenings performed when they visit the dentist. Dr. Dean Glasser and his team of professionals at Implant and General Dentistry or Long Island in Melville, NY provide routine screenings as part of the regular dental cleanings and examinations performed every six months for the patients of his office.
Why are oral cancer screenings important?
Oral cancer is a condition that can be cured if patients have it diagnosed and treated in the earliest stages. This is why it is vital that patients have routine evaluations at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island with Dr. Dean Glasser. He uses the latest technologies in his practice to ensure patients have access to the diagnostics and treatments they deserve.
What happens during an oral cancer screening?
Dr. Dean Glasser uses a specialized biofluorescent device that is used to spot unusual cells in the mouth. This includes the soft tissues, the throat, the gums, and even the tongue. Within just a few minutes, he can evaluate the mouth to look for any indications that oral cancer might be present. If there is an area of concern that is spotted with the biofluorescent device, a biopsy (removal of a sample of the tissues) is done and sent to a laboratory for further evaluation.
How do I schedule my oral cancer screening?
Oral cancer screenings are performed during routine cleanings and evaluations. We encourage patients to be proactive and if they spot any new lesions or growths in the smile to call the dental office for a separate evaluation. Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island is located at 458 Old Country Road in Melville, NY and can be reached by calling for an appointment at (631) 423-6767.
Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.