Oral Cancer Screening in Fort Worth, TX

Stay safe and healthy with oral cancer screenings from Dr. Blair and Dr. Conditt.

Oral Cancer awareness in the American public is low. Approximately 42,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with the deadly disease this year, however! Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer through the process of early discovery during routine hygiene appointments.

While smoking, family history, alcohol and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, and nonsmoking individuals due to the connection to the HPV virus. We cannot stop this virus from spreading; our only hope to save lives is with professional involvement and public awareness. This is our opportunity to get involved and give back to our community in the hopes of raising oral cancer awareness. Ask Drs. Blair and Conditt or our hygienist about the OraRisk HPV test we use to detect risk factors in healthy patients of all ages.

What is an Oral Cancer Screening?

An oral cancer screening is an exam that is performed by a dentist or a hygienist with the use of their hands, eyes, a rinse or dye, or a light. Dr. Blair and Dr. Conditt use the VELscope Light to assist their patients during this exam. The VELscope light is able to detect oral cancer up to two stages earlier than our hands and eyes can. The exam usually only lasts about two minutes and is noninvasive, providing no discomfort. Sometimes during an oral cancer screening, the dentist or the hygienist can detect other common issues such as clenching, grinding, TMJ and sleep apnea.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call our office today at 682-200-1539.