VELscope Oral Cancer Screening
Our dentists use VELscope oral screening devices to identify oral abnormalities like cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions.
What is VELscope?
VELscope is a hand-held, wireless oral screening device that uses fluorescence visualization technology. It allows dentists to identify oral abnormalities like cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions, which can be difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a disease resulting from abnormal cell growth in the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. If caught early enough, oral cancer can be treated successfully.
At Ottawa Dentistry, our dentists utilize VELscope technology to help us detect early signs of the disease, and provide education to help you to understand your risks.
An oral cancer screening generally takes place during a regular dental exam.