What is a Velscope, and How Can it Help You Detect Oral Cancer?

The VELscope utilizes Fluorescence Visualization (FC) technology in an innovative new way to inspect the inside of your mouth. In essence, fluorescent blue light is shining into your mouth to reveal unseen changes and ulcerations that otherwise would be invisible to the unaided eye. Healthy tissue below the surface of your soft tissue often turns dark, green, or yellow due to tissue death, while problem areas typically become very dark red, sometimes indicating underlying bleeding or infection. By examining the inside of your mouth under fluorite light with a VELscope, dental professionals can identify and treat problems like wisdom teeth removal, receding gums, gum recessions, and many other conditions and diseases. This technology is similar to a standard dentist’s rotary instrument, but the method of viewing it allows the dental practitioner to see far deeper into the tooth than with traditional tools. The fluorite waves also penetrate deeper than the regular dental instruments, making VELscopes a true dental work of art.

Unlike other methods of inspecting the inside of your mouth, such as a dentist’s rotary tool, the VELscope can also detect cancerous tissues, blood vessels, bone, muscle, or healthy tissue. These unique qualities make the VELscope a valuable tool for the healthcare industry as a whole as well as being a great boon to patients suffering from oral problems. It’s also ideal for cancer detection in the Periodontal and General Oral Surgery fields. Because the fluorescing procedure is done using FC, not fluorescent light, it’s considered some of the most accurate methods for assessing tissue abnormalities and diseases.

The VELscope uses a unique combination of two technologies to inspect the inside of your mouth. The fluorite waves enter your oral mucosa through an air tube. Because they arrive at a distance, they are able to go through many microscopic cracks in the tissue. The high frequency of the light waves causes the fluorite to release hydrogen peroxide, which then enters the oral mucosa and reacts with proteins found in your cells. These reactions give off a visible blue light that identifies the area of tissue fluorescence.

Velscope Oral Cancer Screening 

Utilizing a velscope for dental and medical applications has become more popular because it offers a more sensitive way to evaluate your oral health. It can spot abnormalities before they become noticeable, which is why it’s commonly used for early detection in oral cancer screening. VELscopes are also commonly used in soft tissue disorders, such as in the throat and tonsils. These tools have a very high sensitivity for detecting small amounts of cancer cells, which is ideal for medical professionals such as dentists and doctors. Since it works so well in both these areas, the VEL Scope is often used to screen people who have had radiation treatment to the head and neck or have had chemotherapy treatments. Since this form of soft tissue cancer comes in masses, most dental instruments can’t accurately identify all of its constituents, making the use of a VELScopes much more useful for screening.

While using the VEL Scope isn’t appropriate for all circumstances, it is still extremely useful for catching these small particles on film. To use the device, you need to look directly into a magnifier lens while looking through the eyepiece. What you’ll see in the resulting film are dark-colored smears of tissue that are clearly visible to the trained eye. Since these are usually lesions of some kind, you will easily be able to identify them by their distinctive coloration.

This technology has also been applied to other areas, such as the detection of oral cancer in men. The instrument is similar to the dental instrument we’re discussing above, except it has a much wider range of applications. One application would be to search for small patches of redness or sores in the mouth, which are indicative of mouth cancer. Another application is to perform a blood test for any abnormalities, which could indicate a number of diseases, including diabetes and HIV/AIDS. The sensitivity of this technology makes it one of the most useful tools when it comes to early stages of oral cancer detection, and for people who have a low immune system, it is the best tool available to them.

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