Focusing on Your Overall Wellness
Your oral health is important to Dr. Alexie Aguil and his team—but so is your comprehensive wellness. To make sure you’re as healthy as possible, we carefully identify potential cancer and prevent spreading before it becomes life-threatening. When we detect oral cancer in its early stages, we help patients avoid disfiguring surgeries—and increase the likelihood of survival.
Oral health plays a pivotal role in your overall wellness, making teeth and gum care much more than just hygienic.
Convenient Oral Cancer Screenings
Research studies including the New England Journal of Medicine have shown a strong association between oral cancer and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which can be sexually transmitted.
Nearly every hour, someone dies of oral cancer. Unfortunately, without routine screening, oral cancers aren’t seen until the late stages where survival rates are low and may require disfiguring surgeries. It doesn’t have to be that way, because oral cancer is mostly curable when detected early with routine screening.
We are proud to use the VELscope®Vx System which adds only a few minutes to your examination for early cancer detection. Pain-free and affordable, this non-invasive oral cancer test uses light to detect abnormalities in the tissue of your mouth. If we find irregularities that deserve another look, we will help set you up with a specialist for further examination.