Velscope Oral Cancer Screening
At Woodinville Gentle Dental, we have always conducted an annual comprehensive oral cancer screening for all of our patients, but we have incorporated a breakthrough technology that will allow us to see things we’ve been unable to see previously. By detecting potential problems earlier, we provide our patients with the best oral health care currently available.
This advanced and exciting technology, called VELscope™, utilizes a narrow band of safe, high-energy blue light and specialized filtering technology to help thoroughly evaluate the oral tissue for abnormal areas of concern, such as potentially cancerous lesions that may not be evident under white light.
As we care about your health as well as your teeth, we offer this to all patients during their annual oral examination. We believe that this technology will assist us in detecting disease at earlier stages and therefore catch abnormalities before they turn into cancer.
Your dental insurance may or may not cover the fee for this care. Coverage for this procedure (like most dental procedures) usually varies among insurance companies; however, this modest annual fee is well worth the benefit that this device provides.
Please give us a call if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, at 425.483.4602. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit.