- Every hour of every day, one American
dies of oral cancer.
- The mortality rate associated with
oral cancer has not improved significantly in the last 40 years.
- The death rate in the United States
for oral cancer is higher than that of cervical cancer,
disease, cancer of the brain, liver, testes, kidney, or ovary.
- More than 30,000 Americans will
receive an oral cancer diagnosis this year. In five years, only
will still be alive.
- 27% of oral cancer victims do not use
tobacco or alcohol and have no other lifestyle risk factors.
Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when
it's caught early. That's why the ViziLite Plus exam has been
developed. ViziLite Plus uses technology that has proven successful
in identifying soft tissue abnormalities in other areas of the
body. A ViziLite Plus exam is particularly important if you are at
increased risk for developing oral cancer
An annual ViziLite Plus exam, in combination with a
regular visual examination, provides a comprehensive oral screening
procedure for patients at increased risk for oral cancer. The
ViziLite Plus exam is painless and fast, and could help save your
ViziLite Plus is performed immediately following a regular visual
- First, you will be instructed to rinse with a cleansing
- Next, the overhead lighting will be dimmed.
- Then, your dental professional will examine your mouth using
ViziLite Plus, a specially designed light technology
As with most serious diseases, early detection
is the key to successful outcomes. Unfortunately, the problem with
oral cancer is that approximately 70% of the time it is not visible
to the dental professional until it has reached an advanced stage.
ViziLite Plus technology assists us in seeing abnormal tissue in the
mouth, before it is plainly obvious.
As ViziLite Plus passes over oral tissue that has been treated with
the rinse solution, normal healthy tissue will absorb the light and
appear dark, abnormal tissue will appear white. The purpose of using
ViziLite Plus is to identify tissue changes at their earliest stage;
once abnormal tissue has been identified it is up to your dental
professional to determine what the appropriate next steps are.
ViziLite With ViziLite
- When oral cancer is found at the
earliest stage, treatment is quicker, simpler, less involved,
and more then 90% successful! When oral cancer is diagnosed in
late stage, treatment is expensive, disfiguring and has a poor
- ViziLite Plus is a technology used by
us to assist in the early detection of abnormal tissue in your
- ViziLite Plus helps us see abnormal
tissue that is not visible during a regular exam.
- At the conclusion of a ViziLite Plus
exam, following a standard visual exam, you can be confident you
have received the most comprehensive oral cancer screening
Who is at Risk?
Oral Cancer Risk by Patient
Patients age 18-39 with no
lifestyle risk factors
High Risk: Patients
age 40 and older with no
risk factors OR patients age 18-39
with lifestyle risk factors
Patients age 40 and older with
lifestyle risk factors or patients with a history of oral
Lifestyle risk factors for oral
- Tobacco use (any type, any age, within 10 years)
- Alcohol consumption of at least 1 drink per day (3 ounces of
hard liquor, 4 ounces of wine, or 12 ounces of beer)
Other risk factors:
- Immune deficiencies such as HIV & AIDS
- Human Papilloma Virus, particularly
Take on Line Risk Assessment
ViziLite Plus and the ViziLite Plus examination video:
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