Early detection is critical in cancer prevention and control. Patients at DentalVille can feel safe and secure that they will receive the latest advancements in oral cancer screening technologies. Our Dentists and hygienists are the best overall defence against oral cancer. The key is to identify oral abnormalities at their early, most easily treated, stage of development.
The VELscope system helps Dr. Carcea to 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 could save your life. Make sure that your mouth is as healthy as it can possibly be. The next time you visit us, 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.