New technological advances in dentistry can not only help to prevent tooth decay - they can also save lives. VELscope aids in the detection of oral cancer in patients. The VELscope exam is quick, painless and effective. It only takes 2 minutes without rinses, stains or discomfort. The VELscope’s blue light stimulates natural fluorescence in the soft tissues of your mouth. Natural fluorescence, seen through the VELscope, allows Dr. Leo and his clinical team to see disease not visible w/ the naked eye. The VELscope helps discover oral disease BEFORE it can be seen under ordinary light. If found early, oral cancer’s 5-year survival rate is approximately 83%. If found late, oral cancer’s 5-year survival rate is approximately 32%. Please come see us!
Dr. Haydt and other progressive dental professionals use the VELscope screening process to help save patient lives by identifying abnormalities that might develop into oral cancer. The exam is fast and painless and helps to identify, evaluate and monitor these abnormal areas that might not be caught otherwise. An annual VELscope exam, in combination with a conventional visual examination, provides a comprehensive oral screening procedure for patients at risk.
If you are in a high risk group for oral cancer (older than 40, a tobacco user, or a heavy or chronic alcohol consumer), make sure to get screened at least once a year. Even without these factors, your health could be at risk. According to the American Dental Association, over 25% of oral cancers occur in people who do not smoke and have no other risk factors. Don't take chances with your life talk to Dr. Haydt about receiving a quick and painless VELscope exam that could help save your life today.
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