VELscope & Oral Cancer Screening
Any time dentists reference the word Oral Cancer, they are referring to cancerous growths that can be found in the oral cavity including the cheeks, lips and tongue. Generally, and like similar to most types of cancer, age will likely to be the main threat for oral cancer, the majority of patients that are diagnosed tend to be over forty years old. Facts for oral cancer are extremely stunning, and later discovery and diagnosis tend to be the major causes of worst-case situations.
At our dental office, we provide complete oral cancer testing as a component of our preventive process of dental health. Utilizing the VELscope System, checkups are an important part of the cancer screening program.
With the advancements of dental technology, VELscope has improved and helped evolve the oral cancer screening process. The machine is hand-held, that releases a harmless light which allows the dentist to diligently study the mouth.