At Islington Dental Clinic we offer oral cancer screening. Detecting oral abnormalities early leads to more treatment options, possible less invasive treatments and better patient outcomes.
Our clinic uses VELscope Vx which is a wireless handheld scope that uses natural tissue fluorescence visualization to aid in tissue abnormalities detection. It is a non invasive and quick examination. The scope is approved by Health Canada and the World Health Organization.
The scope is used most widely to detect:
- Viral, fungal and bacterial infections;
- Inflammation from a variety of causes (lichen planus and lichenoid reactions, allergy to amalgam fillings, etc.);
- Squamous papillomas;
- Salivary gland tumors;
- Cancer and pre-cancer;