Velscope - Oral Cancer Screenings
The risk factors for oral cancer include using tobacco and drinking alcohol, but anyone can develop the condition. As with many health concerns, older patients are more prone to oral cancer, particularly current or former smokers. Fortunately, early detection at dental checkups can allow for early intervention, which could literally save your life. Modern dental technology has given us the Velscope which allows us to see potentially cancerous cells before they reach the surface of the mouth and cause visible lesions. This valuable, state of the art piece of equipment is routinely used to screen our patients.