VELscope : The ORAL CANCER Exam that Could Save Your Life

How does a VELscope work?

VELscope is a contemporary technological progression in dentistry. It not only helps to prevent tooth decay or loss but also helps to save lives by recognizing pre-cancerous lesions at an early stage.

VELscope

VELscope is an easy- to- use hand held equipment, used by dentists and hygienists to detect and recognize abnormal tissues. Other than tooth decay, it aids to identify wide variety of oral ailments including:

  • Pre- cancerous and Oral cancerous tissues
  • Bacterial, Viral and Fungal infections
  • Inflammation or Swelling in the oral cavity
  • Tumors of Salivary Glands

It assesses a person’s oral well-being with in minutes, without any rinses  or stains.

Working Methodology of VELscope:

 Initially, a VELscope emits safe but high energy blue light into the oral cavity.

  • This blue light incites the tissues (called fluorophores) deep with in the layers of oral mucosal tissues.
  • A healthy tissue emerges in a bright apple green, yellow or red color.
  • Loss of fluorescence or appearance of darker regions in the oral cavities indicates presence of abnormal or maligned tissues.
  • These color changes help the clinicians to differentiate between normal and abnormal tissues.

Benefits of a VELscope:

VELscope: The Two-Minute Exam That Could Save Your Life

VELscope: The Two-Minute Exam That Could Save Your Life

 VELscope detects the presence of abnormal tissues underneath the surface, which are not otherwise visible to clinicians’  naked eyes.

  • Detects abnormalities which may develop into oral cancer.
  • It is a non-invasive, fast, painless and cost efficient  procedure to detect, evaluate and monitor abnormal areas in the oral cavity.
  • It offers the patients at risk, a comprehensive oral screening examination, when combined with conventional oral exams.

Make sure to get screened once in a year whether you are in a risk group or not. Risk group involves:

  • Persons older than 40 years of age
  • Tobacco users
  • Heavy smokers
  • Alcohol Consumers

 Consult Dr. Bikram Singh DMD for VELscope examination to make sure that your mouth is as healthy as it should be and for the prior detection of any oral disease as well.

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