Detecting Oral Cancer with VELscope

  • By StarBrite Dental
  • 22 Oct, 2015

Oral Cancer: Silent and Deadly

As part of one of your cleaning and exam, your dentist or hygienist will examine your mouth carefully using the VELscope™. VELscope™ is a sophisticated technology that helps us find diseased tissue deep below the surface, long before it’s visible. If we catch it early, there’s an 80 percent chance of curing it.

VELscope™ uses a harmless blue light that is absorbed by the molecules in your mouth. The exam is safe, painless, and only takes a few minutes.

Normal, healthy tissue emits a pale, apple green glow. Diseased tissue will appear dark green or black.

If we find a suspicious area, we’ll talk to you about the next steps.

VELscope™ does not diagnose cancer, but it alerts us to areas of concern earlier than ever before. A VELscope™ exam showing normal, healthy tissue can give you instant peace of mind.

VELscope™ is one more way we continue to give you the best care possible.

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