One of the most important procedures we perform at our Ithaca NY dentist office is oral cancer exams. These are performed regularly at your 6-month exam appointments using the very latest in diagnostic tools, called VELScope. VELScope is the most accurate diagnostic tool available today, for the detection of intraoral cancerous lesions with a greater than 98% confidence. In fact, it can identify potentially pathologic lesions before they even are visible in the mouth. With this early detection, treatment can be more simply and easily be rendered.
- 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
- Other oral mucosal conditions
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