VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening
The VELscope® is a handheld device that is used by dentists to detect a wide variety of oral abnormalities in the lips, mouth, and upper throat. The VELscope® examination is a painless, non-invasive procedure that takes a couple of minutes to complete, and does not involve any rinses or dyes. By shining a safe, blue light into the patient’s oral cavity, the dentist is able to differentiate between normal and abnormal tissues. The VELscope® examination provides your dentist with early, visual information in the detection of oral pre-cancers and cancer, even when they are invisible under ordinary light.
Finding oral cancer in its early stages is key to improving the survival rates. Early screening, diagnosis, and treatment planning save lives. The next time you come in for a check-up, ask for a VELscope® exam.