Every dentist knows that early detection and prevention are better than any treatment available.
This is why FLOSS Dental provides an enhanced oral assessment process, which includes VELscope. VELscope is used to aid in oral cancer screenings.
The VELscope Vx wireless scope uses natural fluorescence visualization to help our trained dental team see oral abnormalities in their infancy state.
Tissue florescence visualization assists in viewing the oral cavity in its entirety, by means of fluorescent illumination and contrasting filters. Your hygienist will be able to accurately assess the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums.
A VELscope Vx oral examination ensures that no dental complications will be overlooked, thus guaranteeing complete healthy oral hygiene!
The VELscope Vx Examination
A VELscope exam is a much more effective detection tool than a basic white light inspection. The VELscope assists in the discovery of dental warning signs by shining a blue light, traveling at a specific wavelength, into your mouth. The VELscope Vx’s filters and technology cause healthy tissue to glow a fluorescent green. Damaged or suspicious oral tissue holds a dark appearance, with varying abnormalities carrying their own fluorescent hue.
Detection is critical to stopping tumors and growths before they spread. For this reason, the visualization method offered by the VELscope Vx is invaluable. It reveals problems that ordinarily cannot be discovered by the naked eye.
Conventionally a white light exam has been used to assist in finding malignant masses, however, only a basic visualization of the cavity is formed due to the reflected light and areas eschewed due to shadows. The VELscope, however, excites fluorophores, phosphorescent compounds present in the tissue of your mouth. Their glow forms an accurate representation for your hygienist to base his diagnosis, much more effective than basic, reflected white light!
The ability of the VELscope to discover a full array of oral problems makes it an invaluable tool in our arsenal of dental technologies.
It effectively gives advanced warning of:
- Cancer and pre-cancerous tissues
- Inflammation due to a variety of issues
- Oral mucosal conditions
- Salivary gland tumors
- Bacteria, fungal and viral infections
FLOSS Dental utilizes the VELscope Vx to help win the fight against oral cancer and other life threatening oral abnormalities as a part of our top-notch service! Used in over 25 million assessments, VELscope Vx tissue examination is a revolutionary, reliable discovery tool that goes a long way towards ensuring effective oral health. Prevention is always better than needing a cure!