Screening and Prevention with VELscope
Part of our advanced patient care includes detecting and preventing a large variety of oral diseases which can be potentially life-threatening or cause permanent damage. The compact yet powerful VELscope Vx is the most innovative tool available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities, including soft tissue abnormalities, oral cancer and pre-cancer, as well as bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
How does VELscope Vx work? This important exam for discovering any possible oral tissue problems is non-invasive and requires no unpleasant stains or rinses in your mouth. An Artistic Smiles professional simply uses the specialized VELscope Vx instrument to shine a blue-spectrum light into the mouth, thereby showing recognizable patterns within the tissues. The safe blue light enhances the contrast between healthy and unhealthy areas that have been disturbed due to disease or trauma.
By using the VELscope Vx, your dental team can see any potential problems that often cannot be seen with regular white light nor with the naked eye. We can conduct the entire, safe and simple exam alongside the routine inspection of the soft tissues around your teeth in less than ten minutes, and the results are immediate.
Sure, we love to help our patients have beautiful smiles. Just as important, though, is the early detection of oral diseases that could impact your entire life. Part of our philosophy is to utilize the latest technology available for our patients’ best oral health. We look forward to helping you attain yours too.