The VELscope is an FDA approved device that aides in the early detection of oral cancer. This is a pain-free, non-invasive procedure where a safe blue light is emitted into the patient’s mouth. The dentist is able to immediately view different fluorescence responses to help differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue.
Oral cancer when detected early has a greater chance of successful treatment. Most people are not aware of this disease until it has presented itself as a problem and by then it has progressed extensively.
We at Dr. Lama Ghantous Dental Clinic in Ottawa recommend yearly screenings for adults, especially denture wearers and smokers.