Nearlywill be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, resulting in approximately 9,760 deaths. Only 57% of those Americans will still be alive in five years.
Early detection of oral cancer saves lives. That’s why our Grand Rapids dentists perform oral cancer screenings, utilizing visual inspection and manual palpation.
How We Screen for Oral Cancer
At Lake Michigan Dental, we have the latest dental technology in oral cancer detection: regular oral examination.. The Velscope utilizes a harmless, bright blue light to detect oral cancer before it develops into a visible or palpable lesion. Using the Velscope takes only about two minutes during your
The state-of-the-art Velscope system helps our Grand Rapids dentists visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth, and upper throat. In just two minutes, without any rinses, stains, or discomfort, a Velscope examination allows our dentists to more accurately assess your oral health.