At our office, we can do thorough examinations with a device called the VELscope. The VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System is the leading device for oral cancer screening. It uses tissue fluorescence visualization to detect abnormal tissue including cancerous and pre-cancerous abnormalities months or even years before they can be seen by the naked eye.
Cleared by the FDA, and approved by Health Canada, and the World Health Organization, it also assists in the discovery of:
- Viral, fungal and bacterial infections
- Squamous papillomas
- Inflammation from a variety of causes (lichen planus and lichenoid reactions, allergy to amalgam fillings, etc.)
- Other oral mucosal conditions
- Salivary gland tumors
- Cancer and pre-cancer
If you are interested in getting screened with this state-of-the-art device, feel free to contact our dental office.