Oral Cancer Exam According to research conducted by the American Cancer Society, more than 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year. More than 7,000 of these cases result in the death of the patient.
Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays.Â This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer.Â This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier.
A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves (called pits and fissures) of teeth. Â More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves.Â Teeth with these conditions are hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay.