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North Vancouver Dental Oral Cancer exam

Blog by Dr. Gilbert Lee | January 29th, 2015

Oral Cancer Screening Exam using latest technology VELscope

Your Mouth Can Hide a Secret...7% of all cancers are oral cancers

There are many reasons why you should invest in an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer in the beginning stages is painless and physically may be hard to detect on your own without a health care professional. An oral cancer exam can be done once every year by your dentist and it only takes 3-5 minutes! Dr. Lee does a visual and tactile exam of the head neck and oral tissues and uses the VELscope which is a fluorescence light that can detect abnormal tissue, this usually appears as an irregular, dark area that stands out against normal green fluorescence pattern of surrounding healthy tissue.

The velscope should be a part of your dental exam because it
-improves our assesment of your overall oral health.
-ensures that the tissues of your mouth are healthy.
-protect your from oral disease, including oral cancer.

The velscope only takes minutes and can detect disease that is not visable with the naked eye. Catching it before it can be seen under ordinary light can let you be able to get treatment in the early stages!

If you have any questions about the Velscope and how it is used please feel free to call us at
#200-3650 Mount Seymour PKWY
North Vancouver, BC V7H 2Y5