Velscope Oral Cancer Screening

What Is Velscope Oral Cancer Screening?

While many people do not like going to the dentist, years of not attending to your teeth can leave hazardous effects on your mouth. In some cases, you may be at risk for gum disease or cavities. But another concern that people should be aware of is the oral cancer that can occur in their mouth. When seen to regularly, many people can find out about oral cancer quickly and begin the process of resolving the situation. However, when people avoid going to the dentist, it is unlikely that these signs will be caught until it is much too late.

Velscope Oral Cancer Screening is a comprehensive kit that allows dentists to identify issues in the mouth that could lead to oral cancer. This imaging technology uses florescent lights to look into your mouth to find potential threats that could lead to oral or throat cancer. Previously, this type of technology was not available, which did not allow for patients to get the same type of preventative awareness necessary. The light that is used is harmless to patients and this new method using Velscope is much less intrusive than previous methods of searching for cancerous concerns, while still giving more detailed feedback towards lasting health issues.

Dr. Nicholas Pile has put continual research into oral cancer and uses the Velscope Oral Cancer Screening kit at Element Dental. Using this light allows Dr. Pile to find tumors, bacteria, fungi or other growing abnormalities that need to be addressed quickly. If done sooner than later, the patients likelihood of recover is much greater than if the issues begin to spread throughout the oral cavity.

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What Is The Benefit Of Velscope Oral Cancer Screening?

Oral cancer can have disastrous results once it begins taking its toll on the human mouth and body. And when oral cancer is not discovered until it’s latter stages, the five-year survival rate drops to as low as 50% in some patients. However, when oral cancer is screened for regularly and found early, the survival rate jumps to more than 80%. Dr. Pile wants to ensure that all of his patients are screened to help avoid late detection. Instead, finding out that a patient has oral cancer can allow Dr. Pile and the patient to begin the process of recovery. If you are a candidate for oral cancer, getting screened regularly is vital for your health and overall well being.

Who Should Consider Velscope Oral Cancer Screening?

There are a variety of people who should consider getting an oral cancer screen through Dr. Pile. Patients who use tobacco frequently are some of the most common for oral cancer. This can be either cigarettes or chewing tobacco, in which case the latter even further increases the potential of oral and throat cancer. Other individuals who are at risk of oral cancer include those who consume alcohol on a regular basis.

In recent years, science and medicine has also shown that individuals who suffer from HPV or have other immune system deficiencies are also at risk for oral cancer. If cancer has already been an issue in the body, this too is a factor.

How Much Does Velscope Oral Cancer Screening Cost?

The cost for a Velscope Oral Cancer Screening is minimal in comparison to what you will pay if you let oral cancer spread throughout your mouth. Element Dental does our best to keep our prices fair so that our patients have the ability to be screened for oral and throat cancer. In most cases, we can do your cancer screening on the same day that we do other general dentistry work.

Why Choose Dr. Nicholas Pile?

Dr. Nicholas Pile and his team understands that oral and throat cancer is a serious concern in a growing amount of people. They provide thorough exams and treatments that will help you in any cases. They are a caring and professional staff who can handle anything that you throw at them.

Contact Dr. Pile to setup your Velscope Oral Cancer Screening. 623-551-5555

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