VELscope: An April Review

Are you aware that among other things like Easter and showers (that bring May flowers), April is also recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness month? It’s true. As a result, we would like to spend a moment reviewing the VELscope oral cancer screening with you. Fortunately, you will discover that just as quick and easy as it is to read through this blog, it is equally simple and convenient to receive a comfortable, quick check for abnormalities in your mouth, so we can help you maintain optimal oral wellbeing. Learn more!

Why You Need It

Tens of thousands of patients receive an oral cancer diagnosis every single year. When you detect its presence very early, it’s easy to treat. When you find it after it’s progressed, it’s much more difficult to treat. Fortunately, preventive care with VELscope oral cancer screenings offer you the consistent and advanced prevention you require.

How It Works

It’s a very simple process that yields precise results. What we cannot see with our own eyes or even general magnification, we can detect with a VELscope oral cancer screening. Here’s what you can expect:

  • We will use a small wand that is little enough to fit in one hand
  • We will scope your oral tissues with the use of a special light that can detect changes in the lining of your mouth
  • It’s noninvasive, it’s comfortable, and it lasts only about two minutes

How To Receive One

If you notice that something has changed regarding your mouth, call us to schedule a visit. Otherwise, you don’t need to do anything special. Schedule your usual twice-annual visits and you’ll receive screenings as part of your routine preventive care.

Oral Cancer Screenings Are Simple

Find out first hand that oral cancer screenings are easy by receiving one with our VELscope technology during your next checkup. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.