One of the challenges in diagnosing oral cancer is that the symptoms of the disease can be very similar to other oral or general health problems, which could mean that cancer could go undetected for some time. This is unfortunate since oral cancer can be very easy to treat during the early stages. Instead of a visual exam and palpation, here at Johnson Ranch Dental, we take a more proactive approach to protecting your smile. Our dentist and team use the Identafi® 3000 oral cancer screening system in Roseville, California, to look for abnormalities in the soft tissues of your mouth. Unlike other screening systems, Identafi uses three different spectrums of light to make it easier for Dr. John F. Williams to locate abnormalities and determine if they are cancerous or precancerous, or if they indicate a different problem.
Again, oral cancer is extremely treatable when caught in time, but if it is left untreated, it can have a devastating effect on your oral and overall health and can even be fatal. If you have noticed the indicators of oral cancer or if you would just like some peace of mind, call 916-784-1700 for your appointment. One of our team members will be happy to help you plan your visit.