How Holmes Orthodontics Helps Detect Oral Cancer

Leading-Edge Trimira Identafi Technology Provides Early Detection

What disease is more deadly than cervical, prostate, and breast cancer? It’s oral cancer, and it’s fatal for over 25 percent of people diagnosed with it. The reason it’s so dangerous is that many patients aren’t diagnosed with until late in the game. Oral cancer is becoming more and more common, not just among people with high-risk factors like smoking, drinking, and age. In fact, 25 percent of people diagnosed with oral cancer don’t have any risk factors. We want to stop that from happening with the help of Trimira Identafi.

Early Detection At Holmes Orthodontics With Trimira Identafi Technology Saves Lives

The key to treating oral cancer is early detection, which is why we use the Trimira Identafi system. A few years ago, the only way to detect oral cancer was by spotting visual signs (lesions, discolored tissue, etc.) with the naked eye. We’ve always checked patients’ mouths for signs of oral cancer when they come to our practice, but this new technology can actually identify biochemical and morphological changes in your cells, which means we can detect early signs of oral cancer long before the visible indicators appear. The American Dental Association and American Oral Cancer Foundation both urge everyone to get screened for oral cancer. We want to keep you safe and healthy, so be sure to ask us about getting screened at your next appointment. Please give us a call at Charleston Office – (304) 343-3672 Hurricane Office – (304) 201-3672 Huntington Office – (304) 781-8600 or send us an email with any questions about early detection of oral cancer.