VELscope® Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening in Winnipeg

Otherwise knows as The VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System, this advanced procedure is used at Fort Rouge Dental Group because it brings to light areas more traditional oral cancer screenings might miss.  Its use in our everyday procedures can provide timely information to dentists and hygienists to enable earlier detections of potential threats to your oral health.  The statistics do not lie: when discovered in its early stages the 5-year survival rate for oral cancer patients is about 80%. However, the majority of oral cancer cases are found in the developmental stages, when the 5-year survival rate drops below 50 percent.

VELscope® Vx technology has had a dramatic impact on the way oral mucosal examinations are done. The VELscope®Vx handheld device safely produces a bright blue light which is directed into the mouth in order to inspect gums, teeth, and tounge. The device is extremely sensitive to abnormal tissue growth and the blue light causes the affected areas of the mouth to naturally glow, indicating abnormal growth.

The VELscope® Vx advanced oral cancer screening is just another way we strive to provide the pinnacle of dental care to our patients in Winnipeg, MB.

Contact our office today to truly experience the future of dentistry.