Oral cancers claim one life every hour in the United States. This fact has not changed in 40 years. There are typical risk factors associated with this disease like tobacco and alcohol use and being over 40. Unfortunately, 45% of patients diagnosed with oral cancers do not have any of the above risk factors.
New research has shown that 90% of oral cancers are linked to the HPV virus. Today, we have the technology to test for the HPV virus with a saliva sample.
Early detection of oral cancers can improve your survival rate from only 50% to well over 90%.
At LIVE WELL DENTAL we offer the latest technology. VELscope®is one of those technologies. The VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System centers on a wireless, handheld scope that applies tissue fluorescence visualization to identify oral mucosal abnormalities early – often months or even years before they can be identified with the unassisted eye.
Early detection with VELscope®leads to more treatment options, potentially less invasive or radical treatments and better patient outcomes.