ORAL CANCER SCREENING (VELSCOPE)
The VELscope works through tissue fluorescence – an optical phenomenon that makes abnormal tissue show up in a different color under a specialized white light. Under this specialized white light, normal tissues will glow a bright green color, while abnormal tissue will show a marked lack of fluorescence.
Oral cancer screening through VELscope helps our dentist:
Identify cancer at an early stage, improving the survival rate by almost 50%
Identify oral cancers that are not readily visible
Inspect any abnormal changes in other parts of the mouth, such as the tongue