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Our office is concerned with your total dental health.  Velscope now allows us to diagnose areas of concern that may be oral cancer and refer you for treatment early.  Early diagnosis is the key to long term recovery.
 
  VELSCOPE

 

FLUORESCENCE VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY
 ORAL CANCER KILLS ONE PERSON EVERY HOUR IN NORTH AMERICA
  • Oral cancer  increased 11% in 2007
  • Oral cancer is 3 x more prevalent than cervical cancer
  • 5 year survival rates increase from 51% to 80-90% if found early
  • Pre-malignant changes start below the surface and may not be apparent to the naked eye

 
The VELscope is a revolutionary hand-held device that emits a safe blue light that is easy and painless to use.  It uses direct visualization of tissue fluorescence and the changes in fluorescence that occur when abnormalities are present. 
 
 
 No apparent lesion
Irregular, dark area visible under fluorescence visualization

 Biopsy confirmed Carcinoma-in-situ


 RISK FACTORS
  • Over the age of 40
  • Tobacco use (smoke and smokeless)
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Viral infections such as HPV (human papilloma virus)
  • exposure to ultraviolet radiation
  • men are at higher risk than women
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