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Oral Cancer Screening

Detecting the early stages of oral cancer is the key to survival. There’s a growing trend within general dentistry that stresses the importance of overall oral health – including the soft tissues in the oral cavity and oropharynx.

At Goolwa Dental Surgery, our dentists include advanced cancer screening technology into our routine examination process.

In addition to visual and palpation techniques, our dental practice utilises a system of tissue fluorescence, called VEL scope.

In addition to the detection of oral cancers and pre-cancers, the VELscope system is a powerful tool for the detection of mucosal abnormalities including:

  • Viral, fungal and bacterial infections
  • Inflammation from a variety of causes (including lichen planus and other lichenoid reactions)
  • Squamous papillomas
  • Salivary gland tumours
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