Velscope Oral Cancer Screening in Folsom
Dental health is very important. Not only is it the first line of defense against tooth pain, jaw problems, and more, but it can also help you identify non-dental problems early, before they become a more serious issue.
Indeed, a qualified dentist is the best way to find and address oral cancer, which are common and potentially deadly cancers that may affect men and women in the United States. At Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry in Folsom, Dr. Chen and Dr. Skelton provide oral cancer screening, and other related services to ensure your mouth is in the best possible health.
Benefits of Oral Cancer Screening
Every year, as many as 50,000 people get diagnosed with oral cancer. Untreated, oral cancer has a very high mortality rate – higher even than many of the other types of cancer that we tend to fear most.
But oral cancer is treatable. It’s also possible to diagnose pre-cancerous signs before the cancer has occurred. That’s why it’s so important to get tested early and often, especially if you are at a high risk for oral cancers (from smoking/tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, HPV in the mouth, or genetic predisposition, among other factors).
Oral examinations can spot some forms of oral cancer, but at Esthetic Reflections, we also use a device known as Velscope. Velscope provides a more detailed assessment, using a handheld scope equipped with a bright blue light that can show your dentist any abnormalities in the tissues in the mouth.
At Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry, we provide several oral cancer screening services using Velscope, including:
- Free Exam for New Patients – All new patients receive one complementary Velscope oral cancer screening at their first visit. Dr. Chen will help make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy.
- 2 for 1 – For those that are interested in future Velscope screenings, we provide a 2 for 1 Velscope assessment service. If you pay for your first visit with Velscope, your next assessment at a future date will be given free of charge.
If Dr. Chen or Dr. Skelton ever see any abnormalities when they are reviewing your dental health, they will be certain to recommend a more thorough exam. Yet with Velscope, we can assess the health of your teeth and gums with a technology that goes beyond what the eye can see, and is sensitive to changes in the mouth that may be signs of potential cancer.
For more information about oral cancer screen, Velscope, or our services, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment with our staff, please call us today at Folsom Office Phone Number 916-983-6051.