The VELscope® Vx handheld device emits a harmless, bright blue light which is used to inspect the mouth and tongue. The device is extremely sensitive to abnormal tissue changes and the distinctive blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissues of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinct patterns that are visibly disrupted by trauma or disease, such as neoplastic lesions, and fungal, viral or bacterial infections.
Abnormal fluorescence patterns aid the clinician in detecting unhealthy mucosal tissue that sometimes cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Approved by the FDA, Health Canada, and the World Health Organization, the award-winning VELscope® Vx is the world’s most widely used adjunctive device for the discovery of:
- Viral, fungal and bacterial infections;
- Inflammation from a variety of causes;
- Squamous papillomas;
- Salivary gland tumors;
- Cancer and pre-cancer;
(images from Velscope website)
This entire process is quick and easy, takes about 2 minutes, and can help protect you and your family through the early detection of dangerous cell material in your mouth.
For more information, or to make sure the Velscope® device is used in your exam, please contact us by phone at (207) 947 – 0717 or Request an Appointment Online so that one of our experienced team members can discuss your oral health with you today!