Cleanings & Prevention

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Oral Cancer Screening

We now know that oral cancer claims one life every hour in the U.S.--- more than the number of lives lost to skin cancer, cervical cancer or Hodgkin’s disease, and it is of great concern to Embassy Dental.

Because early detection is the key to successful outcomes, this practice has incorporated Velscope, a technology cleared by the FDA, into the standard of care of the practice, to ensure that you receive the most comprehensive oral cancer screening possible.

Velscope is a simple, painless and non-invasive technology that improves the doctor's ability to visualize, mark, evaluate and monitor suspicious areas at their earliest stages, before they can progress to something far more serious, and potentially life-threatening. Velscope helps the doctor see what he/she can't see with the unaided eye.

On this visit, and at every annual check-up, we will be performing a Velscope examination.

The Two-Minute Exam That Could Save Your Life

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Why VELscope?

The VELscope system helps dental professionals visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth and upper throat. In just two minutes, with no rinses, stains or discomfort, a VELscope examination lets healthcare professionals improve their assessment of your overall oral health. 

Make sure that your mouth is as healthy as it can possibly be. The next time you visit your dentist or hygienist, ask for a VELscope exam.

How Does the VELscope Work?

The VELscope's blue light "excites" molecules (called "fluorophores") deep within the layers of oral mucosal tissues. In turn, those fluorophores emit their own light (fluorescence), in shades of green, yellow and red. The VELscope's proprietary filter makes fluorescence visualization possible, by blocking reflected blue light, and by enhancing the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue.

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Oral Cancer Foundation

www.oralcancerfoundation.org
Credible and current comprehensive oral cancer information from the Oral Cancer Foundation, including types of cancer, cancer treatment options, clinical trials, cancer literature, cancer genetics and more