Ottawa West Dental hygienists use VELscope at hygiene appointments to detect for any signs of oral cancer.
What is VELscope?
VELscope uses lights and fluorescence to uncover any cellular, structural or metabolic abnormalities that are linked to disease developing inside tissues. It is used to detect early signs of oral cancer, pre-cancer, or other diseases.
Why is VELscope important?
Early detection is important for improving treatment success for patients with oral cancer. Early detection is important for maintaining your quality of life.
When can I get a VELscope exam?
Your dental hygienist can perform a VELscope exam during your hygiene appointment. The exam will take about two minutes.
Please notify your dental hygienist at the beginning of your appointment if you would like a VELscope exam, or have any questions about the procedure.
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