VELscope: 3 Things To Remember!

You may find yourself covering your ears and humming the moment we mention your oral cancer screening. While we know this is not a beloved topic, we like to keep you informed regarding coming in for your checkups and your VELscope screening. When you keep a few important things in mind, it makes remembering that this preventive screening is something to feel very good about.

#1: It’s Part Of A Checkup

Unless you feel like you need to come in specifically for an oral cancer screening because you feel something is wrong, this is part of your preventive dental care. You are asked to come see us two times annually for your dental checkups. During either one or both, we will perform a screening both by looking with our eyes alone for changes and by incorporating the VELscope. It’s that simple.

#2: You Won’t Feel A Thing

The VELscope is a special type of light. As a result, all you have to do during an oral cancer screening is lie back and relax and we look at your oral tissues. There’s nothing more involved than that.

#3: Finding Something With VELscope Is Better…

You may think to yourself that you’d rather avoid an oral cancer screening altogether because if something is there, you don’t want to know. Actually, it’s much better to find out very, very early this way. Why? Well, because detected the earliest signs means immediate treatment, a much higher success rate for treatment, and less invasive treatment in many cases. Remember, this is preventive in nature!

Receive Your Oral Cancer Screening Today!

See our team for checkups and the oral cancer screening they include, so you can protect yourself from problems before they develop. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.