Non-invasive, high-tech, oral cancer screening in seconds!
As part of your regular dental check-up, Dr. Blodgett will use the VELscope, a revolutionary device to evaluate your tongue and gums for signs of oral cancer.
The VELscope Handpiece emits a safe blue light which excites the tissue beneath and at the surface and causes it to fluoresce. By utilizing special optical filters, Dr. Blodgett is able to immediately view the different fluorescence responses of healthy vs. abnormal oral tissue. The VELscope’s fluorescence technology is the best way to identify cancerous and precancerous tissues.
Early detection is the key to positive outcomes!