Oral Cancer Screening

Get a specialized oral cancer screening in Plano, TX to detect mouth cancer or an abnormality before any doctor could see it in the mouth under normal examining room lights.

Oral Cancer Screening Plano

The procedure is simple, painless and fast, but is proven to save lives. The sooner an issue can be discovered, the sooner it can be treated and the better the chances of recovery.

 

Schedule an oral cancer screening:

Contact us online or call (972) 964-3774

Oral ID Cancer Screening Device

The office of David Wilhite is now offering you effective oral cancer screening using the Oral ID device. 

The Oral ID device is a specialized light using the newest technology to shine in the mouth and can detect oral cancer or an abnormality. This new device can detect potential cancer sooner than a standard examination by a doctor could see it in your mouth using normal examining room lights.

 

Why we recommend this procedure

We find ourselves asking the question, “what is our protocol for detecting and monitoring suspicious, potentially dangerous lesions in the oral mucosa?” The American Dental Association has set the mandatory protocol for detecting oral lesions as an annual health history review with a visual and tactile examination.

a 2 minute exam could save your life - OralID

While Dr. Wilhite has been screening for oral cancer at yearly exam visits for over 20 years now, there has always been a question of whether it would be detected early enough.

It has also been questioned, is once a year enough since oral cancer can grow at a rapid rate?

With advancements in technology, we now have the ability to “bring light” to abnormalities at much earlier stages utilizing fluorescence.

Why We Recommend Oral Cancer Screenings

Fluorescence technology can assist in discovering abnormal lesions that may not be visible with white light. Identifying more than just cancer, fluorescence technology allows us to discover increased metabolic activity which can result from a palatal burn to a cheek bite to a squamous cell carcinoma.

So how do we decipher between the burn and bite, to anything more severe? This is where our OralID Cancer Screening Light and Dr Wilhite step in for the examination.

Using this light we can now find cancer early enough to make a difference. Before, if Dr. Wilhite found a suspicious area it could already be at stage III or stage IV.

We recommend this screening every 6 months at your regular dental exam visit. While anyone can get cancer at any age, we do advise patients from the age of 17 and up take advantage of this life-saving exam.

 

For more information: contact us online or call (972) 964-3774

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Oral ID Cancer Screening Testimonials


Read the testimonials of people whose lives have been changed by our Oral Cancer Screening

Shine Light.
Save Lives.™

OralID’s fluorescence technology uses a blue light (435–460 nm) that provides the clinician an aid in visualization of oral cancer, pre-cancer and other abnormal lesions.

I LOVE my dentist!! “Get screened!”.

– Brandi

Say “No Thanks!” to Expensive Patient Costs

OralID is a battery-operated, hand-held oral examination light used as an adjunctive device for oral mucosal screening.

I just did my Oral Cancer Screening.

– Kim

No Rinses, No Dyes, No More Excuses.

Provides the clinician an aid in visualization of oral cancer, pre-cancer and other abnormal lesions.

The screening is so easy and it is good to walk out knowing you were checked for something that could be so scary. Thanks Dr. Wilhite!!

– Julie

Love Dr. Wilhite and his staff.

– Megan

I’m so glad Dr. Wilhite does Oral Cancer Screening.

– Margi

Thanks for this exam Dr. Wilhite.

– Gary

Easiest cancer screening I have ever had. Thanks Dr. Wilhite for taking good care of me.

– Stephanie

Easiest Cancer Screening ever!!! Thanks Dr. Wilhite

– Shari

What a great exam!! Thanks Dr. Wilhite for caring about your patients and screening us for Oral Cancer.

– Cathy

What a wonderful thing my dental office is doing!! Thanks Dr. Wilhite for caring so much.

– Janelle

I trust Dr. Wilhite to recommend proper diagnostics and defer to his good judgment regarding the Oral ID procedure.

– Pam

Thanks to Dr. Wilhite, I know I don’t have oral cancer.

– Henry

Happy I was checked for Oral Cancer!!

– Nolan

I am so glad my dentist does the cancer test. It was fast and easy.

– Dorota

I was glad to hear that my Dentist was able to provide this service. It is something that I really did not know about. I appreciate this being brought to my attention. Thank you Dr. Wilhite and staff.

– Vanessa