Oral Cancer Screening

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VELscope Oral Cancer Screening

The Importance of VELscope

About 36,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, and close to 8,000 of them don’t survive. The best way to treat and prevent the spread of oral cancer is early detection. In less than two minutes, a complete oral scan can be completed, allowing dentists to discover any signs of trouble. VELscope is also useful in detecting other oral problems that can make chewing, talking, swallowing and sleeping problematic. These issues can be eliminated when found and treated early.

How does VELscope work?

  • VELscope emits a blue light that causes molecules deep in your oral tissue to react with a light of their own in shades of yellow, green and red. 
  • Using a filter to block out the reflected blue light, the VELscope can then enhance the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue.
  • This procedure is used during regular oral exams and only takes one to two minutes.
  • The process is completely non-invasive and doesn’t use any rinses or dyes.

For more information on the VELscope system or to make an appointment, call us at 727-733-3238 today. We can help you protect one of your most precious assets – your health.