Oral Cancer Screening
We are one of the few offices in San Antonio that provides annual Velscope cancer screenings. Our hygienists are trained in using this helpful diagnostic tool that utilizes fluorescence visualization technology to identify cancerous and precancerous lesions. Early detection is the key to saving lives. The exam takes only one to two minutes and is completely painless! Under the fluorescent light, abnormalities and/or tissue changes appear dark. This indicates to us that further diagnostic evaluation is needed to ensure your well-being.
One person dies every hour from oral cancer, but with early detection utilizing the Velscope, the survival rate of cancer goes up from 52% to 80% ! This is an invaluable tool which we are proud to have.