At Pearl Dentistry, we care about our patients’ smiles and their overall health. Our comprehensive exams for preventative care help maintain healthy smiles, but we also scan for other oral health maladies. We use the latest technology to screen for oral cancers, tissue abnormalities and infections, including the use of VELscope Vx.
Many oral health issues cannot be detected through x-rays or visual inspection. On the surface, tissue can appear healthy and normal, yet hiding underneath there can be growths that can jeopardize your health. VELscope Vx is a handheld tool that can scan the tissues inside the mouth to identify any abnormalities that may otherwise go undetected. Early detection of cancers, infections and other growths can allow for quick treatment for improved success of recovery.
VELscope for Oral Screenings
VELscope Vx works using blue-spectrum light that can highlight abnormalities in tissue. The wireless instrument in small enough to comfortably scan the tissues throughout the mouth and can alert our dentist if there is a medical concern that needs to be investigated further. Fungal, bacterial or viral infections can be detected, as well as tumors or pre-cancerous conditions.
This procedure is painless and non-invasive for our patients but offers important health benefits. Our dentist can perform the VELscope scan during routine checkups, ensuring that any issues are caught in the early stages. It is one more way we help protect our patients’ health, our top priority.
Why Choose Pearl Dentistry for VELscope?
Our entire team at Pearl Dentistry is committed to protecting the health and smiles of our patients. We invite you to join our dental family. We offer general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including comprehensive exams using VELscope Vx to screen for oral tissue abnormalities. We accept most forms of dental insurance – call today to schedule your next checkup at our Houston office.