At Carrington Dental Centre, we use Velscope, a tool that helps detect Oral Cancer in patients.
Unfortunately, only 35% or oral cancer cases are diagnosed in the early stages. The Velscope was developed along with the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) to screen for cellular changes before our eyes can see any changes.
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VELscope uses florescence to reveal any changes that could be related to disease processes occurring in the tissue.
Using VELscope can potentially lead to early discover of pre-cancerous tissues, or other diseases in the mouth. Early detection is very important for the success of treatment, and to maintain a quality life.
The VELscope does not require dyes or long testing procedures. The exam can be performed during routine check-ups and is done in approximately two minutes.
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