6700 Crosswinds Dr N #200B, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Oral Cancer Screening
The OralID examination will allow us to visualize any oral mucosal abnormalities including cancer and dysplasia (pre-cancer) before they can be detected with the naked eye
Our office strives to bring its patients state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the latest advancements in oral health. We have recently introduced the OralID™ screening device into our office. The procedure is quick, painless, and no rinses or dyes are used.
Similar to other cancers, early detection of Oral Cancer is critical. Studies have shown that early detection of oral cancer with technologies like the OralID™ dramatically improves the survivability of the disease. If oral cancer is detected in its later stages, which typically occurs during a conventional oral cancer exam, the chances of survival are dramatically reduced.
If you have any questions about risk factors, please feel free to talk to our hygiene staff. We recommend all of our patients be screened with the OralID™ to reduce the mortality of late stage detection.
Age - 17+ years
Although oral cancer occurs in all adults, it occurs most commonly in older adults.
Using tobacco products (includes cigarettes, cigars,…) increases the risk of getting a disease.
Heavy use of alcohol can increase the high risk for oral cancer.
The number of new cases of oral cancer caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has increased significantly over the years.
Dental implants are typically made of titanium or ceramic, and Dr. Yu currently uses both in his practice. Both materials are a safe and proven effective replacement for the tooth root – the very foundation of a natural tooth. During your consultation Dr. Yu will discuss the best option for you and your specific replacement needs.
The discomfort involved with receiving a dental implant is similar to that of having a cavity filled. It is often done under local anesthesia and patients generally experience little discomfort after the procedure.
Dental implants become fixed to the jawbone. Though the life span of a dental implant will vary with each patient, many have lasted for over 30 years. With good oral hygiene and regular cleanings, dental implants should last a lifetime. In contrast, the average life span of a traditional fixed bridge is between 10-15 years. After their healing period, the success rate of dental implants is between 94% and 98%. If you are a non-smoker with good health and oral hygiene, the percentage is closer to 98%.
Please contact our office to schedule your consult today. 727-384-9122