VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening

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VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening From Burlington Center Dental Associates

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Did you know that over 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer alone this year? Of those 50,000+ Americans, about 10,000 of them will not survive. When it comes to oral cancer, it isn’t something we often hear about. However, it is quite serious. At the Burlington Center Dental Associates, we are proud to offer VELscope® oral cancer screenings in Burlington and recommend that each of our patients receive one along with their routine, preventive dental care. When is the last time you had an oral cancer screening? If it has been longer than 6 months, schedule a visit with the Burlington Center Dental Associates, we’d be happy to get you on our schedule for an oral cancer screening today!

VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening Q & A

What is VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening?

VELscope® oral cancer screenings use Fluorescence Visualization in order to detect signs of oral cancer. During the screening, a bright blue light is used to expose changes and lesions in the mouth that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye and undiagnosable. When it comes to oral cancer, one of the biggest diagnosing difficulties is that the symptoms often look very similar to symptoms of less serious dental problems. Benefits of the VELscope® oral cancer screening procedure include:

  • Detects issues that white light cannot detect.
  • FDA-approved treatment.
  • Helps diagnose oral cancer in the early stages, before it progresses.
  • VELscope® oral cancer screenings are quick and completely painless.

What is oral cancer?

Oral cancer is a form of cancer which affects the oral cavity, including cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, the floor of the mouth, hard & soft palate, sinuses, and even throat. Oral cancer can be life-threatening if it is not properly diagnosed and treated early, making routine oral cancer screenings an extremely part of anyone’s routine, professional dental care.

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