Oral cancer can be deadly if it is not caught in time. However, it can be extremely difficult to detect in its early stages, and the symptoms can be very similar to other oral and general health problems. When you visit our dentist and team for your routine dental appointment, we will perform an oral cancer screening. At the office of James J. McCall, DDS, PA, we utilize the VELscope® oral cancer screening system to examine the soft tissues of your mouth and look for any areas of concern.
The VELscope system uses a specialized blue spectrum light that can locate potential problem areas. The light causes abnormalities to fluoresce in different colors across your gums and cheeks, the floor and roof of your mouth, and the upper area of your throat. This will help Dr. McCall locate problems that might otherwise be overlooked during a regular screening. The process is comfortable and non-invasive and can be completed in three minutes. If have never been screened and are concerned about the health of your smile, contact our team at 904-620-9225 to schedule your VELscope oral cancer screening in Jacksonville, Florida. This examination can provide you with peace of mind and help you plan the next step in your treatment, if necessary.