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Velscope - Oral Cancer Screening Device

We are so proud to have this technology to check our patients for oral cancer! This device is the only FDA-approved method for discovering oral mucosal lesions that might not be apparent or visible to the naked eye. Oral cancer’s five year survival rate is about 83% . All oral cancer discoveries fall in to this category. Finding oral cancer in its early stages is key to survival. Velscope is a hand held device that provides us with an easy to use mucosal examination system for early detection of abnormal tissue. The handpiece emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, which excites the tissue from the surface which cause fluorescence. We are able to immediately view the different fluorescence responses to help differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue. Velscope has been featured on The DR. Oz Show. The examination take about two minutes. To learn more, or schedule your exam at Hygiene Greenville NC call Drs. Capps, Bowman & Padgett (252) 391-9333