One of the most important procedures we perform at our Ithaca NY dentist office is oral cancer exams. These are performed regularly at your 6-month exam appointments using the very latest in diagnostic tools, called VELScope. VELScope is the most accurate diagnostic tool available today, for the detection of intraoral cancerous lesions with a greater than 98% confidence. In fact, it can identify potentially pathologic lesions before they even are visible in the mouth. With this early detection, treatment can be more simply and easily be rendered.
The VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System centers on a wireless, handheld scope that uses natural tissue fluorescence visualization to help discover oral mucosal abnormalities that might otherwise have been overlooked.
Cleared by the FDA, and approved by Health Canada, and the World Health Organization, the award-winning VELscope® Vx is the world's most widely used adjunctive device for the discovery of:
-Viral, fungal and bacterial infections
-Inflammation from a variety of causes (lichen planus and lichenoid reactions, allergy to amalgam fillings, etc.)
-Salivary gland tumors
-Cancer and pre-cancer
-Other oral mucosal conditions
To make an appointment with your Ithaca NY dentist, call (607) 272-3433.