At Tarpon Shores Dental, we provide our patients with state-of-the-art dental treatment, including the VELscope oral cancer screening near you. A VELscope oral cancer exam is the most powerful tool available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities.
The VELscope’s distinctive blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissues of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinctive patterns — patterns that are visibly disrupted by trauma or disease. Using the VELscope, a wide variety of issues can be discovered, often before they’re visible to the unassisted eye.
Discovering soft tissue abnormalities is particularly important in the fight against oral cancer. Because the VELscope Vx assists in early detection, cancer can be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives with effective and less invasive early treatment.
Like other visualization technologies, such as panoramic radiography, CT, MRI, PET, and ultrasound, the VELscope is NOT a stand-alone diagnostic test. However, used in conjunction with standard oral soft tissue examination, VELscope provides visual information that can’t be acquired any other way. The VELscope helps dental professionals discover a wide range of unhealthy tissue in the mouth, including oral pre-cancer and cancer.
For more information about VELscope from a dentist near you, contact our dentists in Sarasota, Venice, and Englewood, FL.