Oral Cancer Screening comes to Prime Dental Associates
Dr Kushnir, Johnsburg dentist, has just purchased the VELscope® Vx system. It is a simple, non-invasive device which with the traditional intra and extraoral oral examination and the head and neck exam.
Benefits of the VELscope® Vx
- It does not require any dyes or prolonged testing procedures.
- Can be performed in the dental office in about two minutes.
- It is a great screening device.
- It is cost effective.
How the Velscope works
The VELscope® Vx handheld device emits a harmless, bright blue light which is used to inspect the mouth and tongue. The device is sensitive to abnormal tissue changes and the distinctive blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissue (oral mucosa) of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinct patterns that may be visibly disrupted when tissue undergoes an abnormal change (which can occur in the oral mucosa for a multitude of reasons,) such as when associated with dysplasia or oral cancer.
Call Prime Dental Associates at (815) 385-4140 to schedule your dental examination and asking out our new Velscope screening.