The healthy soft tissue of the mouth naturally absorbs the VELscope® frequency of blue light. The healthy areas beneath the surface show up green while the problem areas become much darker.
This examination takes a few minutes and is a painless and noninvasive procedure that saves lives every year. The lights in the room are dimmed to allow clear view of the oral cavity. If symptoms are noted, the dentist may take a biopsy then to determine whether or not this is oral cancer.
If you have any additional questions on this procedure, please contact our office.