VELscope® Early Cancer Detection
Every year over 40,000 people in America are newly diagnosed with oral cancer. In cases where the disease is detected early, the chances of successful treatment are significantly higher. Therefore, regular oral cancer screenings are an important part of every dental exam and cleaning, which you should attend at least once every six months. In addition to a comprehensive visual examination of your oral cavity and throat, we also employ advanced VELscope® early cancer detection. VELscope® is a leading diagnostic technology that utilizes fluorescence to highlight abnormal, potentially cancerous tissue abnormalities. The technology significantly improves early detection by making visible the signs that your dentist can’t see without it.
Routine Oral Cancer Screenings
Like all diseases, oral cancer is most successfully treated when detected early. Therefore, your dentist will also suggest performing self-examinations at home at least once a month between your regular checkup and cleaning appointments. We’ll show you how to thoroughly inspect your oral cavity by checking for sores, lesions, abnormal tissue texture, and more so you can effectively check for the warning signs.
Learn more about the benefits of VELscope®
Your oral health has a significant impact on your systemic well-being, and in the case of oral cancer, that’s especially true. Keep an eye on your health by scheduling routine visits with your dentist as often as recommended. To learn more, schedule a consultation with one of our experts by calling the My Dentist office in Londonderry, NH, today at (603) 965-3407.