EARLY PREVENTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF ORAL DISEASES | ORAL CANCER SCREENING
The best way to fight and beat cancer is through early detection via regular oral cancer screening, especially if you have a family history or are at high risk. Simply put, detecting oral abnormalities early on gives patients more treatment options and often better outcomes.
Downtown Dental Associates, at 181 University Ave., Employs the VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System to check for early signs of oral mucosal abnormalities. VELscope Vx is cleared by the FDA, as well as approved by Health Canada and the World Health Organization.
In fact, the device is used the world over to detect signs of:
Viral, fungal and bacterial infections
Inflammation from various causes (such as, lichen planus & lichenoid reactions, or allergy to amalgam fillings)
Salivary gland tumors
Throat, Tongue, Mouth Cancer and pre-cancer
Various oral mucosal conditions
Keep in mind that an abnormal results from an oral cancer screening does not necessary mean that cancer is present. Depending on the patient’s case, we may send the patient to a specialist to receive a biopsy to get confirmation.
Contact Downtown Dental Associates in Toronto to find out more information.