OralID is an advanced oral screening tool used to identify abnormal cells along the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat. Using the same fluorescence technology as other oral exam devices, the OralID utilizes a blue light that helps aid Dr. Tran screen for oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer and pre-cancer. The light is especially useful for detecting oral cancer in its earliest stages before it has had an opportunity to spread to other tissues. The entire process is quick, painless, and has the potential to help save lives.
Did you know…
that OralID can greatly reduce the number of false positive and false negative lesions found in dental offices? Clinical studies have shown OralID to correctly identify every pre-cancerous and cancerous lesion in patients who were screened. The technology also reduces the number of biopsies ordered by dentists due to normal tissues that appear cancerous to the naked eye, but aren’t.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get an OralID oral cancer screening?
Yes. When you choose to get an oral cancer screening, you are increasing your chances of early treatment should you be diagnosed with oral cancer. With modern technology making it possible to identify dangerous diseases in their earliest stages, why gamble with your health?
What should I expect during the OralID oral cancer screening?
Your screening will begin when your dentist asks you to rinse the inside of your mouth and back of your throat with a special solution. Your dentist will then shine the OralID fluorescent light on the surface areas of your inner mouth to search for spots that appear brighter than surrounding healthy tissues.
My results were negative for oral cancer. Do I need to be screened again?
As a precaution, you should be screened for oral cancer at every dental exam or at least once yearly. Dr. Tran and the staff take great pride in ensuring overall patient safety and advocating for healthy oral hygiene. To schedule an appointment with Eco Dental Care, please call our office at 979-316-2973.