Oral cancer screenings are simple and easy with the VELscope dental device

At State Street Smiles, Hackensack, New Jersey area, patients will have not only a dental cleaning performed during their routine visit but also oral cancer screenings. Mouth cancer can be easily spotted with a specialized tool used in the office known as the VELscope.

What is the VELscope device, and how does it work at spotting areas of oral cancer?

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With the VELscope device, Drs. Edward and Dina Jackson are provided with a more comprehensive and effective way of detecting areas of oral cancer. The device works by emitting a blue light into the patient’s mouth, which causes the soft tissue to fluoresce, making it easier for our dentists to spot any abnormalities or signs indicative of certain types of cancer. This is also true for other diseases, such as pre-cancerous lesions or benign tumors. By carefully examining these areas, our team can quickly identify areas that need further investigation and treatment. The VELscope is far more efficient than traditional methods such as visual inspection and palpation because it allows for a much deeper examination without having to use invasive techniques.

In addition to its efficacy in detecting oral cancers, the VELscope device is also highly safe for the patient. The device is non-ionizing and contains no radiation, making it perfectly safe to use. It is a fast and comfortable way to detect any abnormalities in the mouth, which ultimately helps ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.

Why choose State Street Smiles for oral cancer screenings?

At State Street Smiles, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of dental care available. Our team of experienced professionals utilizes state-of-the-art devices such as the VELscope to help us accurately spot areas of oral cancer or other diseases so they can be treated appropriately. By using this cutting-edge technology, we strive to offer our patients the best possible outcome each time they visit our office.

Schedule your oral cancer screening today

We understand how important it is for patients to stay healthy to live as long as possible with a high quality of living. If you are due for an oral cancer screening or are interested in visiting with our team to learn more about the treatments available for enhancing the smiles’ appearance and health, call State Street Smiles of Hackensack, NJ, at (201) 389-2183. Our office is conveniently located at 405 Main Street and is open to new patients and families.