Thursday, December 14, 2017
VELscope®

Why VELscope®?

 
Examination Using VELscope 

 
Examination With Naked Eye

Approximately 36,540 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx in 2010. During the same time period 7,880 Americans will die of oral cancer. One of the VELscope® system's most important tasks is to help identify areas that might, if not identified and treated, progress to oral cancer. The VELscope® system is designed to help dentist recognize oral abnormalities found on the lips, mouth, and upper throat. In just two minutes, with no rinses, stains or discomfort, a VELscope® examination allows dentist to improve their assessment of your overall oral health. 

VELscope is technology that can help find oral cancer many years before it may be visible to the naked eye during routine dental visits. This allows us to detect the treatment while still in the beginning stages.

How it Works

The VELscope® uses a safe blue light and fluorescence technology to show differences between normal and abnormal tissues in the mouth. Looking through a special lens, dentists can detect changes several cell layers deep in the early stages that frequently can not be seen by the naked eye. 

Why You Should Be Screened

  • Oral cancer kills one person every hour in North America
  • Oral cancer has 3 times as many victims as cervical cancer
  • If you are over 40, smoke and drink alcohol you are at an increased risk to develop oral cancer
  • Nearly half of oral cancer patients are expected to die within 5 years because of a late diagnosis, however when detected early it is 80% to 90% survivable.
  • Unfortunately, only 35% of case are diagnosed in the early stages.
Dr. James M. Finley, located in Lafayette, LA, is a Periodontist who serves patients from Lafayette, Crowley, Breaux Bridge, Opelousas, St. Martinville, New Iberia, Abbeville, Maurice, and surrounding areas. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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"I believe that in order for a patient's treatment to be successful that we must work together as a team. At Finley Periodontics, we will work hard to ensure your entire experience in our office is a positive one."

 

  

  • Dr. Finley even called me personally to see how I was doing after my surgery. I have never had anyone do that for me. Anonymous

  • Dr Finley's expertise and surgical skills are exemplary. His dedication to my needs went beyond the call of duty. Anonymous

  • They made sure that I was comfortable and I didn't wait long at all. My appointment started on time, and the wait was much shorter than other offices I have been to. Lucy W.


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