Our office uses the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System to detect oral mucosal abnormalities and other early signs of oral cancer. This procedure is quick, painless, and very effective. Using natural florescence, the VELscope’s blue light allows dental professionals to see disease and abnormalities that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye.
While certain lifestyle choices like tobacco and alcohol use, diet, and even age increase your risk for oral cancer, there are many other causes that could contribute to a diagnosis. Understanding that everyone is at risk is the first step to maintaining your oral health. Getting an annual VELscope screening saves lives.