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Cancer Screening Technology Now Being Offered Vx VELscope –

Cancer Screening Technology Now Being Offered Vx VELscope –
0 27 June 2018

Cancer Screening Technology Now Being Offered Vx VELscope

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Medical history reviews, taking your blood pressure and reviewing it with you, comprehensive dental examinations, dental cleanings, tooth decay prevention protocols, and oral cancer screenings are standards of care here at Sierra Oaks Dental Group. Our dental team is now also equipped with Vx VELscope technology. VELscope is the latest technology that is used in the dental office for oral cancer screenings. The VELscope uses fluorescent light to detect abnormal cells that can potentially be cancerous cells. Here are Sierra Oaks Dental Group, we believe in taking care of your health by using the latest technology to complement our oral cancer screening and the Vx VELscope is one of those tools. The new technology has been backed by more clinical studies than any other adjunctive tissue fluorescence visualization, and has been utilized in 25 million examinations already by over 12,000 dental practitioners.

Recognized by the World Health Organization, the award-winning VELscope® Vx is the world’s most widely used adjunctive device for the enhanced visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer or premalignant dysplasia.

VELscope is an invaluable tool for Dental Practices everywhere. The technology is critical in identifying malignant tissue that’s invisible to the human eye (as well as the human eye supplemented with magnification). Similar to most cancers, the high mortality rate of Oral Cancer is directly related to the lack of early detection of potentially malignant lesions; Oral Cancer has a 50% five-year survival rate when found late, but when found early there is a 80% to 85% survival rate .

VELscope at Sierra Oaks Dental Group Sacramento Dentist

The device centers on a wireless, handheld scope that uses natural tissue fluorescence to enhance the way clinicians visualize oral mucosal abnormalities. The diagram shown above displays the importance of detecting the malignant tissue early, and how the malignant tissue is visible to the naked eye only in the later stages where survival rates decrease drastically.

VELscope Cancer Screening at Sierra Oaks Dental Group Sacramento Dentist

The treatment is super quick and affordable. For less than $30 and 5 minutes of your time you can have this screening done and know whether you need to see a specialist for abnormal epithelial tissue. Taking advantage of this preventative care is a necessary step in the fight against oral cancer.

Talk to your hygienist at your next visi

t to have this procedure done or call (916) 481-2000 to talk to a Scheduling Specialist to make a reservation. It’s really a no brainer to opt into this screening option when you consider the risks of oral cancer. Just this past April we participated in a campaign to raise funds and awareness to fight oral cancer through the #BubbleGumChallenge (check it out on our Facebook.com/sierraoaksdentalgroup Page), and we had a blast doing it.

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Cancer Screening Technology Now Being Offered Vx VELscope

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist