Oral Cancer Screening

Protect yourself from oral cancer

oralcancerWhen you visit our office for your routine checkup, ask us about VELscope® oral cancer screening. VELscope is a revolutionary diagnostic tool with capabilities for detecting oral cancer, precancerous lesions, viral infections, and other oral diseases.

VELscope is a hand-held device that your Brandon dentists, Dr. Walker and Dr. Barr, use to detect abnormal tissue earlier than most other available technologies. Soft, blue light is emitted to find areas below the surface that may be potentially harmful to your health, or possibly even precancerous or cancerous cells. This simple screening can be completed in as little as two minutes.

Conditions that VELscope can detect:

  • Oral cancer
  • Precancerous lesions
  • Viral, fungal, and bacterial infections
  • Inflammation from a variety of causes
  • Traumatic lesions and areas of trauma
  • Salivary gland tumors

Affordable cancer screenings

The greatest benefit of VELscope is the prevention and early detection of any abnormalities before they progress into more serious health complications, which allows for a more positive prognosis and expanded options for treatment. At every appointment, our team takes detailed notes of everything going on inside your mouth to document changes that may indicate more serious problems. Our years of dental expertise and advanced technology assist us in helping our patients stay as healthy as possible. We are firm believers that prevention is the best medicine, and we are proud to offer VELscope cancer screenings to all of our patients!

For more information about VELscope, or to schedule your oral cancer screening, please call Dr. Walker or Dr. Barr today at 813-689-5928.