The VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System centers on a handheld scope that is used by dentists to help visualize oral tissue abnormalities, including cancer and pre-cancer.
The VELscope® Vx system is an adjunctive device meaning it must be used together with and as a supplement to the traditional intra and extraoral head and neck exam. Unlike other adjunctive devices used for oral examinations, the VELscope® Vx is a noninvasive procedure with no discomfort for patients and does not require any dyes or prolonged testing procedures. A VELscope® Vx exam can be completed in the dentist’s office during a routine hygiene exam in about two minutes.
This procedure provides patients with in depth details of their oral health. The statistics are highly suggestive: when discovered early the 5-year survival rate for oral cancer patients is about 83%. Although it is not just for oral cancer, the fact is the VELscope can help you detect dysplasia and early cancerous lesions. The most important factor is that it could literally save a patient’s life.
Ask us about VELscope on your next visit or if you have any concerns about your oral health.