Oral Cancer Screenings in Jacksonville, FL
VELscope is one of the newest, most innovative tools to assist in the discovery of oral abnormalities. We’re proud to say we utilize the VELscope in our practice as means of giving you the most accurate results in terms of oral cancer screening.
How does the VELscope work?
The VELscope is designed with a distinctive blue-spectrum light that causes the soft tissues of the mouth to fluoresce naturally. The VELscope allows our team of dentists to accurately pinpoint oral abnormalities that can be discovered often before they’re visible to the unassisted eye.
Essentially, the blue light “excited” molecules deep within the layers of oral mucosal tissues. As a result, those molecules emit a light of their own in shades of green, yellow, and red. The filter of the VELscope then makes fluorescence visualization by blocking reflected blue light and enhancing the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue.
The entire VELscope treatment can be done in less than 3 minutes and is completely safe.
With the help of VELscope, our team of dentists can visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of the lips, mouth, and upper throat. There are no stains, rinses, or discomfort. It’s a vast improvement to ordinary dental exams that will leave you feeling confident that you’re getting the best results possible in your exam.
The benefits of the innovative tool are impressive and have helped our team of dentists give you a better experience when you visit our dental practice in Jacksonville, FL. To learn more about this tool and its applications, contact us today at (904) 620-9225.
Early Detection of Oral Cancer with VELscope from Dr. McCall in Jacksonville FL