Velscope® Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screening In Denver: Early Detection is Key!

Here at Rankin & Mingle Dentistry, we use only the latest dental technologies and procedures to ensure you are staying in top health. For this reason, we chose to use the VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System.

Oral cancer is very serious and can be deadly, so Dr. Rankin and Dr. Mingle and our staff are committed to checking their patients at every hygiene visit.

What is the VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System?

Using the VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System, we can detect abnormalities early on, leading to more treatment options and the possibility of less invasive treatment and better outcomes. VELscope Oral Cancer Screening in Denver / Aurora uses a wireless, handled scope that helps to reveal oral abnormalities that might otherwise go undetected.

How does the VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System work?

When you come in for a dental cleaning we will gently examine the soft tissues of your mouth, including tongue, cheeks, and back of the throat, with the VELscope. This produces a special type of light that creates more contrast in the tissues being inspected.

By examining these through the device we can see lesions that would normally be hidden from the naked eye. We can then take pictures of suspicious areas to show you and monitor for any changes in the future.

Other Important Information About Oral Cancer Screening in Denver:

A VELscope cancer screening takes about a minute and causes little to no discomfort and if we do encounter a suspicious area of tissue we will take a brush biopsy to collect the cells for further diagnosis. These can then be sent to a lab for analysis and when we find out the results of external tests we will do our best to inform you.

Call today for care and get oral cancer screening in Denver / Aurora at (303) 690-4000