Dr. Suzanne Haeri, DDS wants her patients to be aware of the threat of oral cancer. We use VELscope technology in the practice to screen for oral cancer and encourage you to ask about an oral cancer screening with each dental checkup. While heavy smoking and drinking of course increase the risk of oral cancer, oral cancer can still occur if someone never smokes. In fact the human papilloma virus (HPV) was recently found to be responsible for most oral cancers that originated in the back of the mouth.
To screen for oral cancer, our doctors perform a visual exam and utilize VELscope technology. The VELscope is an ultraviolet device approved by the FDA to detect cancerous irregularities in tissue. Regular screenings are the best way to protect you and your family, but always contact us if you notice any inexplicable pain, swelling, or numbness in your throat or jaw.
To learn more about oral cancer screenings, the technology we use, and the services we provide at our practice visit www.suzannehaeridds.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Suzanne Haeri, DDS herself in our Los Angeles, CA office, call 310-657-2200.