Oral Cancer Screening

It’s more serious than you may think. Oral cancer claims one person every hour of every day. Over 37,000 cases will be diagnosed in the US this year. In five years, just over half of the people diagnosed today will still be alive. Oral cancer is serious, invasive, and often diagnosed too late. Early detection is important to surviving oral cancer!

Your dentist can be your first line of defense against oral cancer. When the disease is found and treated in the early stage, before lesions are visible to the naked eye, victims have an 80% survival rate. Early detection is important to surviving oral cancer!

Dr. Sokol is happy to announce that Village Green Dentistry now offers state-of-the-art VELscope technology for early detection of oral cancer. This innovative tool uses special light to find suspicious cells beneath the mouth’s surface. So, before oral cancer cells cause lesions, we can spot them with VELscope. Early detection is important to surviving oral cancer!

If you want to enjoy all the benefits of a brilliantly white smile, and you’d like to experience contemporary, customized patient care, it’s time to schedule cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Sokol at Village Green Dentistry. Our Lincolnshire dental office is conveniently located for patients who live in the Chicago North Shore suburbs of Lake Forest, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Libertyville, and surrounding areas.

Oral cancer takes one American’s life every hour of every day. Early detection and treatment could save your life! For more information, visit www.OralCancerFoundation.org.