One of the most essential preventive care services your dentist can provide is a San Francisco oral cancer screening. Nearly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer every year. Oral cancer is particularly dangerous because in its early stages it may not cause pain or easily recognizable symptoms. People over the age of fifty who have a history of smoking and alcohol use are more at risk for oral cancers than the rest of the population.
If you’re looking for a dentist who routinely performs a San Francisco oral cancer screening, contact the office of Dr. Nichols. Our team utilizes the most advanced screening technology to assist in detecting oral cancers, including ViziLite® and VELscope® oral cancer detection methods. Both are safe, convenient, and effective diagnostic systems. With the VELscope, Dr. Nichols will simply look in your mouth with this special imaging device that can visually identify oral cancer lesions. With Vizilite, you will simply rinse with a special solution; then we’ll examine your mouth’s soft tissues with the help of a low-energy light. Early detection means finding and treating cancer in its earliest stages. With regular visits, we can track changes in your oral health and address any issues as soon as they arise.
A San Francisco oral cancer screening is also an opportunity for you to talk to Dr. Nichols about harmful oral habits and reducing your risk. When you come visit Dr. Nichols for a regular checkup visit and cancer screening, he’ll take the time to review your medical and dental health history and perform a comprehensive exam to assess your oral health, as well as address any particular concerns that you may have.
To learn more about steps you can take to help safeguard your oral health, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nichols, contact out office today!
1539 Taraval St Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94166