What is oral cancer?

Oral cancer is a serious condition in which the cells located inside of your mouth become cancerous. Oral cancer can appear on your tongue, lips, the inside of your cheeks, gums, or on the roof or floor of your mouth. While sometimes no symptoms appear at all, oral cancer is often characterized by red or white patches inside of your mouth that do not go away. It is important to detect oral cancer early on in order to provide the most effective treatments. To aid in this process, our team at Musial Dental Center utilizes VELscope® technology, powered by Sapphire Plus Lesion Detection.


What is VELscope?

VELscope is a new way to detect oral cancer and other abnormal cells inside of your oral cavity. Powered by Sapphire Plus Lesion Detection, VELscope allows us to detect oral cancer at its earliest stages. When cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions are detected early, we have a greater chance of successful prevention, treatment, and recovery. Early detection is essential for successfully preventing and treating cancer – it could save your life! Using this system is painless and non-invasive, as part of our commitment to patient comfort. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist, Dr. Valerie H. Musial, if you have not been to the dentist in a while. We want to consistently ensure your smile is free from anything that could endanger you.