Oral Cancer Screening Seattle
Our Seattle area patients should always protect themselves against the dangers of oral cancer. The best thing anyone can do to fight oral cancer is to catch it early, which is why having an oral cancer screening is so important. Patients should have regularly scheduled oral cancer screening appointments, around once each year.
Mouth cancer can be deadly, but it also can be defeated. To raise your chances of beating oral cancer, early detection is key. The earlier your dentist notices signs of mouth cancer, the better chance you have at surviving it.
signs of oral cancer
- Bleeding in the mouth
- Facial swelling
- Chronic bad breath
- Difficulty chewing
- Change in food preference
If you have not noticed any symptoms of oral cancer, you cannot guarantee that you are oral cancer free. The most effective way to detect mouth cancer is with an oral cancer screening.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening
With the brightest minds and greatest technology, we can overcome oral cancer. VELscope technology is an innovative tool that assists dentists to detect the earliest signs of cancer.
Dr. McKay is proud to provide his patients with the latest advancements in mouth cancer technology. VELscope is incredibly accurate and sensitive for your benefit.
How Does VELscope Work?
The VELscope oral cancer screening process involves a blue spectrum light. This light excites the molecules in the mouth to emit fluorescent light. Different colors appear: green, yellow, and red. The fluorescent appearance of the mouth allows your dentist to see lesions or abnormalities.
Dr. McKay will investigate your lips, mouth, and throat. You can sit back and relax without having to rinse or experience discomfort.
The VELscope oral cancer screening procedure is completely done in less than 3 minutes. This oral cancer screening is safe and does not emit harmful radiation.
An oral cancer screening is one of the best ways you can spend 3 minutes. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe from the threats of mouth cancer. Call us today to schedule your oral cancer screening if you are in the Downtown Seattle area.