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VELscope

Did you know that it is possible to get oral cancer ...

... if you are young ...
... if you never smoked ...
... if you are otherwise healthy ...
... if no one in your family has cancer?

In North America, someone dies every hour from oral cancer. But there's good news! VELscope is the easy way to screen for small abnormalities in the oral cavity. Early detection is important in the removal and treatment of these lesions to preserve health, reduce stress and enjoy life.

CHIESA DENTAL CARE has incorporated VELscope technology into our prevention philosophy.

Why VELscope?

The VELscope system helps our Doctors to visualize abnormalities in the mucosa of your lips, cheeks, tongue, floor of mouth and upper throat. In just a minute or two, with no rinses or discomfort, a VELscope examination could save your life.

How Does the VELscope Work? In short, we shine a special light in your mouth. It's that easy!

In more detail, VELscope uses a blue light that "excites" molecules (called "fluorophores") deep within the layers of oral mucosal tissues. In turn, these fluorophores emit their own light (fluorescence) in shades of green, yellow and red. The VELscope's filter makes this fluorescence visual to the human eye, contrasting normal and abnormal tissue.

If an abnormality is detected, our Doctors may refer you to a specialist for observation or removal of the lesion. The goal is to detect early and treat early.

If you know someone who may benefit from a VELscope screening, we would be pleased to welcome them at CHIESA DENTAL CARE in Hamilton, Ontario.

Book an oral cancer examination today: 905-389-2431!