Oral Cancer Screening

Protect yourself from oral cancer

oralcancerWhen you visit our Brandon, FL dental office for your regular exam, ask about our VELscope oral cancer screening. VELscope is the most advanced system for detecting oral cancer, precancerous lesions, viral infections, and other oral diseases.

VELscope is a hand-held device that your Brandon dentists, Dr. Walker and Dr. Raynal use to detect abnormal tissue earlier than other technologies available. A soft, blue light is emitted to find areas below the surface that may be potentially harmful to your health, or possibly even precancerous or cancerous cells. This is a simple and painless procedure, and can be completed in as little as two minutes.

Conditions that the VELscope can detect:

  • Oral cancer
  • Precancerous lesions
  • Viral, fungal, and bacterial infections
  • Inflammation from a variety of causes
  • Traumatic lesions and areas of trauma
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • And more

Affordable cancer screenings

The greatest benefit is that these conditions can be found before they can be seen by the naked eye, which gives you many more options for treatment. One of our most important duties as your Brandon dentist is to detect and prevent oral diseases before they progress into more serious health complications. At every appointment, we make sure to take detailed notes of everything going on inside your mouth, to detect any minor changes that may be signs of more serious problems. We possess the most advanced technology, and years of dental expertise to help our Brandon patients stay as healthy as possible. We are firm believers that prevention is the best medicine, and we are proud to offer our VELscope cancer screenings to all of our patients!

For more information about the VELscope or to schedule your oral cancer screening please call Walker and Raynal, DMD today at 813-689-5928.