ORAL CANCER SCREENING – VEL-SCOPE
Screening for early changes in the oral tissue can help detect cancer at a stage when it can be more successfully treated. That is why at Valley View Dental we include Velscope exam in a yearly cleaning appointment and exam.
Smoking, especially combined with heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more), is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. In fact, this combination is estimated to be the most likely trigger in about 75 percent of oral cancers diagnosed in this country. Other lifestyle and environmental factors also may increase your risk of developing oral cancer.
An annual Velscope exam, in combination with a regular visual examination, provides a comprehensive oral screening procedure for patients at increased risk for oral cancer. The Velscope exam is painless and fast, and could help save your life.