VELscope is a technology that we use to help in diagnosing abnormal tissue in and around the mouth. This particular technology uses fluorescence to help with detecting abnormal tissue so that early detection can help with creating a treatment plan. This prevents whatever issue was found from getting worse and promotes treatment for the patient who has been able to use the technology.
What is VELscope?
VELscope is a handheld device that can be used by the dentist in helping to detecting abnormal tissue within the mouth. The procedure can be done at each of your bi-annual visits and takes just two minutes while you’re sitting in the chair. The system is excellent at detecting abnormalities that are in too early of a state to detect with the naked eye. For this reason, VELscope is ideal for patients of varying ages and oral health needs.
What does VELscope check for?
Some of the abnormalities that VELscope will check for include:
- Oral cancer
- Bacterial and fungal infections
- Salivary gland tumors
- Many other oral health conditions
Who is a good candidate for VELscope Technology?
Because VELscope is safe to use and can be utilized on all types of patients, it’s recommended to have the technology used at each of your dental appointments. Patients who would especially benefit from the VELscope technology are those who are more inclined to developing oral cancer, such as those who smoke, chew tobacco or who drink alcohol in excess. Because the VELscope device is already in-office and can be used for any patient in need of it, it is always best to utilize the technology so that early signs of abnormalities are found and can be treated in a more efficient way.
If you are interested in VELscope, contact us today!