If your family has a history of oral cancer(s) or you are just interested in receiving a thorough examination, you can make an appointment for a VELscope oral cancer screening. The VELscope system helps us, at Kneib Dentistry, to examine abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth and upper throat. With an appointment with a hygienist, you can have a screening done in just two minutes, with no rinses, stains or discomfort. A VELscope examination lets us discover harmful cells and helps in improving your overall oral health.
If you notice any of these changes, contact your dentist or health care professional immediately.
It emits blue light that "excites" certain molecules (called "fluorophores") within the layers of mucosal tissues. In turn, those fluorophores give off fluorescent light, in shades of green, yellow and red. The filter on the device makes fluorescence visualization possible, by retracting the reflected blue light, and by improving the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue.
Make sure that your mouth is as healthy as it can possibly be. The next time you visit Kneib Dentistry, ask for a VELscope exam.