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Terry L. Frost DDS | Oral Cancer Screenings/ OralCDx in Bethel


Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.

The oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can't always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions.

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.

Occasionally, Dr. Frost may recommend a simple procedure called a brush biopsy. This is done as a screening to determine if any changes have occurred to your tissues on a cellular level in order to screen for cancer and other pathologies. It is done without the need for anesthesia with only a brush used to remove a sample of tissue. The following link will give additional information on the OralCDx brush biopsy: http://www.sopreventable.com/brushtest.htm

Bethel Dentist | Oral Cancer Screenings/ OralCDx. Terry Frost is a Bethel Dentist.