Velscope Oral Cancer
Dr. Baker DDS is one of the few dentists in Waterford, MI offering Oral Cancer Screening annually! In our office the Velscope is used as an annual oral cancer screening on each patient over the age of 18. In some cases, the Velscope is recommended at each recare visit.
The Two-Minute Exam
That Could Save Your Life
The VELscope system helps dental professionals visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth and upper throat. In just two minutes, with no rinses, stains or discomfort, a VELscope examination lets healthcare professionals improve their assessment of your overall oral health. Make sure that your mouth is as healthy as it can possibly be. The next time you visit your dentist or hygienist, ask for a VELscope exam.
How Does the VELscope Work?
The VELscope's blue light "excites" molecules (called "fluorophores") deep within the layers of oral mucosal tissues. In turn, those fluorophores emit their own light (fluorescence), in shades of green, yellow and red. The VELscope's proprietary filter makes fluorescence visualization possible, by blocking reflected blue light, and by enhancing the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue.