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Velscope Oral Cancer Screening

VELscope Oral Cancer Screening Pinehurst NCNew technological advances in dentistry can not only help to prevent tooth decay – they can also save lives. VELscope is a quick and painless exam that can prevent the spread of deadly cancers by catching pre cancerous abnormalities, such as those that indicate malignancies such as oral cancers. Oral cancer, or cancer of the mouth, is one of the most curable diseases when caught in the early stages of development. In fact, when oral cancer is found in its early stage, treatment is more than 90% successful – and more simple and less invasive as well.

Dr. Ridge and other progressive dental professionals use the VELscope screening process to help save patient lives by identifying abnormalities that might develop into oral cancer. The exam is fast and painless and helps to identify, evaluate and monitor these abnormal areas that might not be caught otherwise. An annual VELscope exam, in combination with a conventional visual examination, provides a comprehensive oral screening procedure for patients at risk.

If you are in a high risk group for oral cancer (older than 40, a tobacco user, or a heavy or chronic alcohol consumer), make sure to get screened at least once a year. Even without these factors, your health could be at risk. According to the American Dental Association, over 25% of oral cancers occur in people who do not smoke and have no other risk factors. Don’t take chances with your life ­ talk to Dr. Ridge about receiving a quick and painless VELscope exam that could help save your life today.

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