"Fluorescent Detection of Oral Malignancies: The Role of Veloscope in Enhancing Early Diagnosis"
Oral cancer ranges from benign to severe types of cancer affecting the mouth and throat. It is typically detected through physical examination, but it has been a few years since a more advanced technique called Veloscope has been available. It can assist in detecting oral cancer. Veloscope is a non-invasive device that uses fluorescent light to highlight abnormal tissues in the mouth. The device emits a blue light, which excites the tissue and highlights any areas that may be concerning.
In our clinic, we understand the importance of early detection of oral cancer. That's why we use Veloscope to assist in our examinations at no extra cost to our patients.
Here's how it works:
During a routine dental examination, the dentist will use Veloscope to scan the mouth after the routine exam of your teeth and soft tissue and palpating the jaw line, neck, and TMJ area. The device emits a blue light that is absorbed by the tissues in the mouth. The light causes healthy tissues to appear green, while abnormal tissues will appear dark. The dentist can then examine the darkened areas and determine if further investigation is required.
The use of Veloscope has several advantages over traditional methods of detecting oral cancer. It is non-invasive and painless, making it a comfortable experience for the patient. It also provides immediate results, allowing the dentist to identify areas of concern in real-time.
Moreover, Veloscope can detect oral cancer in its early stages. When detected early, oral cancer has a high chance of being cured. However, if left undetected, it can spread to other parts of the body and become life-threatening. Early detection of oral cancer is crucial for successful treatment.
In conclusion, the use of Veloscope has improved dentist's ability to detect oral cancer in its early stages. We believe that this technology should be available to all patients at no extra cost, as it can save lives. We encourage everyone to schedule regular dental check-ups, and we will do our part by using Veloscope to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible.
If you know someone with a history of cancer in their family or if they are or were smokers or tobacco users, please let them know that we do this cancer screening. You can save their lives!