Oral Cancel Screening
Velscope – An adjunct to visual examination
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FAQs about VELscope Screening
During VELscope oral cancer screening, the dentist or healthcare professional shines a blue light into the patient’s mouth, causing the tissues to fluoresce. By examining the fluorescence patterns, the dentist can identify any abnormal areas that may require further investigation.
The frequency of VELscope screening depends on individual risk factors and medical history. It’s best to consult with your dentist or healthcare professional to determine the appropriate screening schedule for you. In general, regular dental check-ups often include VELscope screening as part of the examination.
Insurance coverage for VELscope screening may vary. It’s advisable to check with your insurance provider to determine if oral cancer screening, including VELscope, is covered under your plan.
No, VELscope screening is painless. It does not involve any physical contact or discomfort for the patient. The blue light is simply shone into the mouth, and the fluorescence patterns are observed.
VELscope offers several advantages, including:
- Early detection: VELscope can help identify abnormalities that may not be visible to the naked eye, allowing for early detection and intervention.
- Non-invasive: The screening process is non-invasive and does not require any special preparations or additional procedures.
- Quick and efficient: The screening procedure with VELscope is typically fast and can be incorporated into a regular dental check-up.
VELscope is a non-invasive, handheld device that uses fluorescence visualization technology to aid in the early detection of oral cancer and precancerous lesions.
VELscope oral cancer screening is recommended for adults of all ages, particularly those who have a higher risk of oral cancer due to factors such as tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, a history of oral cancer, or a family history of the disease.
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