Oral Cancer Screenings
The Messing Dental Group is proud to announce that we have incorporated the VELscope system into our dental practice.
The VELscope system is a revolutionary hand-held device that provides us with a tool to aid in the early detection of Oral Cancer. It is non-invasive and painless and only takes a few minutes.
We will shine a blue light into your mouth, causing your gum tissue to glow. This helps us visualize any abnormal tissue, which may be, or may lead to, oral cancer. Screening for early changes in your gum tissue can help detect cancer at a stage when it can be more successfully treated.
A VELscope screening is reasonably priced at $39.00.
For more information about the VELscope system,
call us today at 440-884-5450!
NOTE: Smoking, especially combined with heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more), is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. In fact, this combination is estimated to be the most likely trigger in about 75 percent of oral cancers diagnosed in this country. Other lifestyle and environmental factors also may increase your risk of developing oral cancer.