Philadelphia, PA,July 17, 2013:Using the latest and most up-to-date technology, Dr. Barry Sukoneck and Dr. Richard Wilson are helping patients in the Philadelphia area with early detection of oral cancer.Their fast, painless detection procedureis helping to reverse a troubling trend in the U.S., where oral cancer is spreading due to lack of public awareness and national screening programs.
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, mouth cancer will be newly diagnosed in about 100 new individuals each day in the U.S. alone, and a person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day. For 2013, the foundation forecasts 42,000 oral cancer diagnoses. This represents the fifth year in a row of diagnosis increases. The affliction has a high death rate, the foundation says, because most cases are not identified until the cancer is in the late development stages.
At Sukoneck and Wilson, however, the most innovative detection techniques are employed to catch this disease in the early stages, which can lead to early treatment and an 80 - 90 percent survival rate. The key is an instrument called Identafi 3000. “It’s a revolutionary technique utilizing three unique wavelengths of light,” the team says on its website. “The light is projected through a slightly larger than normal dental mirror. No rinse is required. Oral cancer can be detected with increased efficiency.”
As the risk of oral cancer grows, Drs. Sukoneck and Wilson strongly recommend an annual early detection test for all adults 18 years of age and older. This is especially true for those with a history of heavy alcohol or tobacco use, since these factors can heighten a person’s risk for developing the affliction.
The office of Sukoneck and Wilson P.C. is located in Philadelphia, PA. For over 25 years, this dentist team has focused on providing the finest dentistry to its patients. Call 215-765-5281, email email@example.com, or visitwww.smilephiladelphian.com for more information about their operations.
Dentists at Sukoneck & Wilson Employ State-of-the Art Techno