Strong safety precautions and protocols are implemented in our office in order to ensure a healthy and safe environment for our patients. Our office uses full personal protective equipment (PPE) to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to make sure you feel safe at Fairwood Dental. Learn more.
Anytime dental professionals reference the word Oral Cancer, they are making reference to cancerous growths that can show up in the oral cavity including the cheeks, lips and tongue. Usually, and similar to most types of cancer, age will likely to be the main factor for oral cancer, the majority of patients that are diagnosed tend to be over the age of 60. Data for oral cancer are extremely alarming, and postponed diagnosis can cause worst-case situations.
At our dental office, we provide extensive oral cancer evaluation as a component of our preventive process of dental health. Making use of the VELscope oral cancer detection system, assessments are an important part of the cancer screening program, along with no-obligation screenings option open to all people.
With the advancements of dental technology, VELscope has improved and helped evolve the oral cancer screening process. The machine is hand-held, that produces a safe visible blue light which enables the dentist to diligently investigate the mouth.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnosis so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.