Complimentary Oral Cancer Screening in Mississauga & Oakville
Town Centre Dental is proud to provide Mississauga and Oakville patients with the latest technology in oral cancer screening. The VELscope Vx is a simple, two-minute exam that our dental office is now providing to patients.
VELscope Vx – for a Clean Bill of Health
- Helps dental professionals find oral mucosal abnormalities, including oral cancer
- Over 10,000,000 examinations performed
- Recognized by the World Health Organization
- The most powerful tool available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities
Oral Cancer & Oral Disease
The VELscope Vx helps us identify our oral disease early, while it’s still easy to treat. One of the VELscope’s most important tasks is to help locate areas that might, if not treated, progress to oral cancer.
- Found early, oral cancer’s 5-year survival rate is good: approx. 83%
- Found late, oral cancer’s 5-year survival rate is poor: approx. 32%
- Clearly, finding oral cancer in its early stages is key to survival
The VELscope Vx offers hope for the early discovery of oral disease, including precancer and cancer.
Tobacco and chewing tobacco, along with alcohol, are the leading causes of oral cancer. Over the last four decades, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), known for its role in cervical cancer, has been showing up in increasing numbers of oral cancer cases.
Why Use the VELscope Vx?
- The VELscope’s blue light stimulates natural fluorescence in the soft tissues of your mouth
- Natural fluorescence, seen through the VELscope Vx, allows dental professionals to see disease not visible with the naked eye
- The VELscope Vx helps us discover oral disease BEFORE it can be seen under ordinary light
VELscope Vx: The Two-Minute Exam That Could Save Your Life
How many little sores do we find in our mouths? Dozens? Hundreds? More? Most of the time we ignore them, and they simple go away.
But sometimes our mouths keep secrets. That’s why we use the VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System.
The VELscope Helps Us:
- Improve our assessment of you overall oral health
- Ensure that the delicate tissues of your mouth are healthy
- Protect you from oral disease, including oral cancer
Town Centre Dental is proud to provide the most advanced standards of care available to our Mississauga and Oakville patients. Call us today and ask about our available VELscope Vx exams.