Identafi technology can be used to detect oral abnormalities that could potentially be cancerous. Identafi is a portable, hand-held tool that we use to examine your mouth. By using different light wavelengths to help distinguish between healthy gum tissue and cancerous gum tissue, Identafi helps screen for the potential of oral cancers so that they can be treated early.
Every year, thousands of Americans die from oral cancer. Identafi technology can hopefully limit the number of deaths from this condition. Early signs of oral-cancer are usually subtle and not detectable by the naked eye. Using protective eyewear and switching between white, violet, and amber light waves, our specialists can now easily and thoroughly search for gum abnormalities. These abnormalities are specifically in the cells of the throat, tonsils, mouth, and tongue. Identafi gives instant results and feedback to us about anything that looks suspicious and may need further examining, so that the problem may be addressed right then at your appointment.
Identafi technology ups the quality of your dental exam and will hopefully save lives by helping to detect the signs and symptoms of oral cancer. Here at Hidden Ravines Dental, we are proud to use Identafi to help give our patients the most thorough and preventative dental care.