Did you know that oral cancer is on the rise?? More people in their younger years (20-50), are being diagnosed everyday with cancer of the oral cavity and throat. Many people used to think that if they were not smokers, that they had nothing to worry about. Now, the Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) is one of the main causes for oral cancer. The same strain, HPV 16, the same one linked to almost every cervical cancer in women, is now linked to the abnormalities in the mouth.
With the use of new technology, the VELscope, is a great instrument to help identify lesions before they are visible to the naked eye. Right here in our Indianapolis/Greenwood office, we have this piece of equipment available. Recently on Dr. Oz, this same topic was discussed, as was the VELscope.
Using the Velscope, we can fluoresce the tissue, and check for abnormalities caused by disease and trauma. The great thing is this is absolutely PAINLESS and very inexpensive for the patient. This is done on a routine basis here in our Indianapolis Dental office.
Peace of mind is very affordable using the VELscope, call our Greenwood office today to learn more!