New Technology Discovered
Spanish scientists have recently discovered a new technology to help dentists detect oral cancer quickly and more efficiently.
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers ranking in as the sixth-leading cause of cancer.
The new portable device that the Spanish scientists have discovered will be able to diagnose and confirm oral cancer on the same exact day. In terms of time alone, this is a substantial improvement. No longer will patients be required to wait for a confirmation before beginning treatment. Treatment will be able to start the same day for increased chances of successful recovery.
It’s portability will also aid in bringing costs down as one machine will able to be moved from room to room.
Further research must be conducted in order to finalize everything necessary for presentation at events, conferences, and to specialists around the globe as well as meeting all federal regulations and requirements.
Fair Oaks Dental Group Oral Screening in Pasadena
At Fair Oaks Dental Group, we use multiples methods to diagnose oral cancer in Pasadena so we don’t leave you with any doubts after the consultation.
Here are some of these methods:
- One method uses a dye called toluidine blue. If the dye is spread over an abnormal area, it will stain blue.
- Another method uses laser light. When the light is reflected off abnormal tissue, it looks different from the light reflected off normal tissue.
- Another system uses a special light to view the area after the mouth has been rinsed with a solution of acetic acid (the acid in vinegar).
- If an abnormal area is found, sometimes it can be evaluated by exfoliative cytology. In this technique, the lesion is scraped with a stiff brush (brush biopsy), and the cells from the scraping can be looked at under the microscope.
Have You Been Screened for Oral Cancer?
At Fair Oaks Dental Group, we provide oral cancer screening in Pasadena during a consultation. Schedule your appointment now.
Oral cancer screening in Pasadena is highly recommended at any age being one of the top cancers worldwide, while also being one of the most curable with early detection.