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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening with ViziLite Plus and TBlue at Perrott Dentistry, Boardman, Ohio.

ViziLite® Plus is the leading oral lesion identification and marking system that was developed to help oral healthcare professionals identify and mark abnormal oral lesions suspicious for pathology including precancerous cells and cancer that may be difficult to see during a regular visual exam.

Clinical studies have shown that the use of ViziLite® Plus after a conventional visual examination resulted in no false negative outcomes, meaning in this clinical study ViziLite® Plus identified every lesion that had precancerous cells or cancer.

ViziLite® Plus facilitates a reduction in the number of false positive lesions that would be identified during standard visual examinations – limiting number of biopsies that may be needed.

How does ViziLite® Plus works

ViziLite Plus oral lesion identification and marking system.

The ViziLite® Plus exam is a painless exam that Dr. Perrott can perform in just a few minutes. ViziLite® Plus uses a light source that helps in identification of abnormalities that may have been missed under normal lighting that could be precancerous or even cancer.

When oral cancer is found early, threatment is less ivasive and outcomes far better.

How is ViziLite® Exam Performed?

How ViziLite oral cancer exam is performed.

The exam is performed as follows:

1 - First, Dr. Perrott will eamine your mouth and look for any abnormalities.

2 - Next, you will rinse with a solution that will help Dr. Perrott conduct ViziLite® Plus exam.

3 - Then, Dr. Perrott will examine your mouth using ViziLite®

4 - If suspicious lesion is detected, it will be marked with T-Blue, and blue dye, and documented.

When cells mutate from normal to becoming cancerous they go through many changes. One change that occurs within the cell is the replication of nuclear DNA at an accelerated rate. The DNA takes up a greater percentage of the total cell volume as shown in the illustration below.

The ratio between the nucleus and the cytoplasm can increase until the nucleus takes up nearly 100% of the cell volume. With ViziLite® Plus with TBlue®, oral healthcare professionals now have a diagnostic aid that helps them identify, evaluate, monitor and mark abnormal oral lesions that may be going through these dysplastic changes. The pre-rinse solution in ViziLite® Plus with TBlue® slightly desiccates the cells to make the nuclei more prominent, and, therefore, more visible. The low intensity light from the handheld light source is reflected off of these abnormal cells down to the basement membrane where the nuclei have been rendered more prominent, and appear to "glow" – making abnormal cells easier to see.

TBlue dye oral cancer lesion identification.

TBlue®

TBlue® is a toluidine blue-based metachromatic dye used to mark ViziLite® identified lesions for further evaluation and monitoring for changes. TBlue®, packaged in an easy-to-use three-swab system, provides the deep blue staining that allows ViziLite®-identified lesions to be seen clearly under normal light.

TBlue® is a toluidine blue-based metachromatic dye used to mark ViziLite® identified lesions for further evaluation and monitoring for changes. ViziLite® Plus with TBlue® is a clinically proven oral cancer screening system that has been helping oral healthcare professionals identify and mark suspicious lesions for more than a decade. This system uses a chemiluminescent light source and a patented, GMP manufactured toluidine blue dye called TBlue®.

TBlue® provides the deep blue staining that allows ViziLite® Plus-identified lesions to be seen clearly under normal light. ViziLite® and ViziLite® Plus with TBlue® have had numerous clinical studies published supporting its ability to help oral healthcare professionals identify, evaluate, monitor and mark abnormal oral lesions suspicious for pathology including precancerous cells and cancer that may be difficult to see during a regular visual exam.

ViziLite oral lesion identification and marking system by Zila.

The ViziLite® Plus exam is a painless exam that Dr. Perrott can perform in just a few minutes...

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If you are a new patient, or if you have not been seen by Dr. Perrott for a while, you can considerably shorten your visit at our office by filling-in all the necessary medical forms online. It is quick, easy and secure! Please go to our On-line Forms Section, and take care of all necessary paperwork before your visit. Go-To Medical Forms

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Signs and Symptoms

Oral cancer signs may include oral sores that bleed easily and do not heal, a color change of the oral tissues, a crusting, eroding, roughness or thickening of any tissue areas. Any lumps with or without tenderness, numbness, and difficulty swallowing, chewing or speaking are all potential signs. More About Oral Cancer Signs and Symptoms

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