Another way in which technology plays a role in dentistry is the detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous oral lesions. Oral cancer is a potentially deadly disease with a dramatic cure rate if caught early. Unfortunately, the disease is often detected in the later stages, when it has spread to surrounding tissues. An oral cancer screening detects suspicious lesions that require follow-up.
Dr. Abramczyk uses the Sapphire Plus Lesion Detection system to quickly and painlessly screen for oral cancer. These state-of-the-art methods employ a special light that identifies cancerous cells that can't be seen with the unaided eye. Dr. Abramczyk diligently screens for oral cancer at new patient visits and six-month checkups. It just takes a few minutes, and it could save your life.