When it comes to oral cancer, early diagnosis is critical. The dentist is often the first line of defense because abnormalities caused by oral cancer can often be spotted during a regular cleaning appointment. However, not all abnormalities are visible to the naked eye, and that’s where VELscope comes in. VELscope is a light-based detection system that makes it easier to spot problem areas in the mouth and throat.
The Benefits of VELscope
Drs. Smith and Jones can use the VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System to check the oral tissues during the course of a regular dental hygiene exam. It doesn’t require any dyes to use, nor does it involve any lengthy procedures. It simply emits a harmless blue light that causes oral tissues to fluoresce, and the dentist will use the light to look for signs of cancerous or pre-cancerous tissues in your mouth.
Come Get Screened at Hulen Crossing Family Dental
If you haven’t been screened for oral cancer or even if you haven’t had your regular cleaning appointment in a while, give us a call at (682) 207-6555 or send us an email so that we can schedule your next appointment. At Hulen Crossing Family Dental, we aim to stop oral cancer in its tracks!