In our continuing efforts to provide the most advanced technology and highest quality care available to our patients, we are proud to announce the inclusion of oral screening as our service.
During the exam, we use a special light called the Velscope, which emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity causing it to fluorescence. The clinician is then able to immediately view the different fluorescence responses to help differentiate between normal and abnormal tissues.
Who can benefit from oral cancer screening?
One person dies every hour from oral cancer in the United States – and the mortality has remained unchanged for more than 40 years. Alarmingly, more than 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors. Everyone can benefit from this type of screening. It allows us to identify, evaluate, and monitor suspicious areas at their earliest stages. Early detection of pre-cancerous tissues can minimize or eliminate the potential disfiguring effects of oral cancer and possibly save your life.
Is it safe?
Velscope is an easy and painless examination that gives this practice the best chance to find any oral abnormalities you may have at the earliest possible stage. This technology is the only FDA-cleared device for the identification and monitoring of oral abnormalities that could lead to cancer.