Oral Cancer Screenings - Velscope
During a dental exam, the doctor will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red or white patches or recurring sore areas.
Screening for early changes in the oral tissue can help detect cancer at a stage when it can be more successfully treated.
Smoking, especially combined with heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more), is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. In fact, this combination is estimated to be the most likely trigger in about 75 percent of oral cancers diagnosed in this country. Other lifestyle and environmental factors also may increase your risk of developing oral cancer.
Our practice has purchased VELscope-Oral cancer screening system. The exam takes few minutes only and can be done in the same day with your dental hygiene appointment or as a separate visit. It is an affordable procedure and involves no pain or inconvenience and it is completely safe. This exam is recommended to everybody annually.
We think you will appreciate the peace-of mind this screening can provide for you. Call to book your exam with your next dental cleaning.