At Northpointe Dental, our commitment to your oral health extends beyond routine care to include comprehensive screenings for oral cancer, a crucial step in maintaining not just your dental health, but your overall well-being. We are proud to offer VELscope® oral cancer exams, an advanced non-invasive technology designed to enhance the early detection of oral cancer. Coupled with precise biopsy procedures when necessary, our approach ensures thorough and early identification of potential issues.

Enhancing Early Detection With VELscope Oral Cancer Exams

The VELscope system utilizes a special blue light to illuminate abnormalities in the mouth that are not visible under normal light, allowing for the early detection of oral cancer and other mucosal diseases. This quick and painless examination can be a lifesaver, revealing hidden issues that could indicate the early stages of oral cancer. Early detection is key to effective treatment, making the VELscope exam an integral part of our preventive care strategy.

The Process of VELscope Oral Cancer Examinations and Biopsies

Our process for safeguarding your health with VELscope oral cancer exams and biopsies is detailed and patient-focused:

  1. VELscope Examination: During your visit, our dentist will conduct a VELscope exam as part of your routine dental checkup. This exam involves shining a special light inside your mouth to check for any signs of abnormal tissue.
  2. Identification of Abnormalities: If any areas of concern are detected during the VELscope exam, we may recommend a biopsy to further investigate the findings.
  3. Biopsy Procedure: A small sample of the tissue in question is carefully removed for analysis. This procedure is performed with your comfort in mind, ensuring minimal discomfort.
  4. Analysis and Follow-Up: The biopsy sample is analyzed by specialists to determine the nature of the abnormality. Based on the results, we discuss the findings with you and recommend the next steps or treatment options if necessary.

The Advantages of VELscope Oral Cancer Screenings

  • Provides early detection of oral cancer, increasing the chances of successful treatment.
  • Non-invasive and painless, fitting seamlessly into routine dental checkups.
  • Quick and efficient, with immediate examination results.
  • Identifies abnormal tissue that may not be visible to the naked eye.
  • Offers peace of mind through comprehensive oral health assessment.

Schedule Your VELscope Exam Today

Take a proactive step towards safeguarding your health by scheduling a VELscope oral cancer exam in Zanesville, Ohio. Contact us today at 740-454-6644 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Waggle to ensure your oral health is thoroughly monitored and protected.