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By Dentistry at Camp Creek
July 22, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: VELscope  

VELscopeAccording to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 45,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and only 57 percent of those individuals will still be alive in five years. Don't leave your health up to chance and risk becoming a statistic. Make today the day you call your trusted dentist, Dr. Travon Holt at Dentistry at Camp Creek in South Atlanta, GA, to set up an appointment with a VELscope today.

What is a VELscope?

A VELscope is a handheld oral cancer screening device that helps your South Atlanta, GA dentist more accurately spot cancerous and precancerous lesions that might otherwise be missed. A VELscope is not a diagnostic tool, so if your dentist does spot a troubling area, further testing will be needed. With a VELscope, however, your dentist will be better able to see suspicious areas that would not be visible otherwise.

How Does a VELscope Work?

When Dr. Holt uses the VELscope to shine a blue light within the mouth, the soft tissues react with the light and emit various colors. Healthy tissues will emit a green light, while tissues with suspicious lesions will block or alter the light. These colors help dentists better distinguish between healthy and unhealthy tissues.

What are the Benefits of a VELscope?

With a VELsope, your South Atlanta, GA dentist can find and identify suspicious tissues in the mouth much more quickly, easily and accurately. VELscope is non-invasive and quite safe. With VELscope, not only is your dentist more likely to discover your oral cancer earlier, but he can even spot precancerous cells before they break through the surface - something that was simply not possible before. This early identification directly leads to better treatment outcomes.

When it comes to your oral health, you never want to leave it up to chance. Don't visit a dentist who doesn't have the tools and knowledge needed to spot oral cancer right away. Make sure your next appointment is with Dr. Holt at Dentistry at Camp Creek in South Atlanta, GA so you always know you're in good hands.

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