Mouth Cancer Prevention In Comstock Park
At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park near Grand Rapids, we care about all our patients and want them to live long, healthy, and productive lives. We discuss here a subject that may be a little worrisome to you, but we’ll tell you right now—it can have a very happy ending!
It may surprise you that oral cancer has a high mortality rate. We don’t say this to scare you, but to let you know that though this mouth cancer is serious, Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull offer a procedure that is painless, quick and part of our routine check-up treatments that can diagnose mouth cancer effectively.
We use the VELscope Oral Cancer Screening system.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening is a wireless, handheld scope (it looks like a wand) that shines a green light onto the tissue inside of your mouth to detect oral cancer, but it can detect a variety of other issues, too.
The beauty of the VELscope Oral Cancer Screening procedure is it doesn’t require any dyes in your mouth, and the procedure is quick—often only two minutes long!
Often, the VELscope Oral Cancer Screening system is used with the COE—comprehensive oral exam–a traditional intra and extra oral head and neck exam.
Why Oral Cancer Screening?
- The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that there is a high death rate associated with oral cancer: 52% mortality within five years.
- Mouth cancer is often detected and diagnosed too late.
- Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull have instituted a system that can detect and diagnose cancer and many other problems in your mouth and on your tongue easily and quickly.
- The GOOD NEWS IS, mouth cancer detected early enough by oral cancer screening has a high recovery rate!
At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park, our excellent doctors and well-trained, caring team want to make sure you have the best dental health and overall health today. Call us at our office to have an oral cancer screening with VELscope today if you are in the Grand Rapids area!