At Katy Trail Dental, our philosophy is prevention. That is why we offer and recommend the Molecular Oral Pap (MOP) test to our patients. This is a genetic oral cancer test that is done in the office and takes about 30 seconds. You rinse with a mouthwash and spit it back in the cup. The specimen is sent to be evaluated, and results are sent back to your dentist within one month.
Approximately every hour, another person becomes a victim of oral cancer. Increasingly we are seeing this not just in the tobacco users, but all adults, including the young adults, and even those that have never smoked or used tobacco. This is why many dentists are incorporating head and neck exams with oral cancer screenings into their patient exams, and are investing in technology to screen for pathology early. The MOP test is designed to catch oral cancer early, just like a woman’s Pap smear. Early detection is key in reversing the low survival rates and disfiguring outcomes that have become the norm in the US. Why not get tested?! Call Katy Trail Dental today to have your susceptibility tested.