Part of FLOSS Dental’s advanced patient care includes detecting and preventing a large variety of oral diseases which can be potentially life-threatening or cause permanent damage. The compact yet powerful VELscope Vx is the most innovative tool available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities, including soft tissue abnormalities, oral cancer and pre-cancer, as well as bacterial, viral and fungal infections. The process centers on a wireless, handheld scope that uses natural tissue fluorescence to enhance the way clinicians see your skin.
Oral Cancer Screening
This important exam for discovering any possible oral tissue problems including oral cancer screening is non-invasive and requires no unpleasant stains or rinses in your mouth. A FLOSS professional simply uses the specialized VELscope Vx instrument to shine a blue-spectrum of light into your mouth. This allows us to see recognizable patterns within the tissues not as easily visible to the naked eye. The safe blue light enhances the contrast between healthy and unhealthy areas that have been disturbed due to disease or trauma.
By using the VELscope Vx, your FLOSS Dental team can see any potential problems that often cannot be seen with regular white light nor with the naked eye. We can conduct the entire, safe and simple exam alongside the routine inspection of the soft tissues around your teeth in less than ten minutes. The results are immediate.
Oral Cancer Symptoms
Sure, we love to help our patients have beautiful smiles. Just as important, though, is the early detection of oral diseases including oral cancer, that could impact your entire life. Part of our FLOSSophy is to utilize the latest technology available for our patients’ best oral health. We look forward to helping you attain yours too. If you want to know more about oral cancer symptoms or how we can put you on a simple schedule to screen for oral diseases, please contact our offices today!