Drs. Kindal Robertson, David MacLean, and Cameron MacLean are providers at Living Wellness Dental Dorchester who are committed to offering premier general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry with a holistic approach. Clients at our practice will find that we offer a wide range of tailored solutions for clients in the Calgary, AB area, including screening for conditions such as oral cancer. Our oral cancer screenings are administered with the latest technologies, including VELscope®.
What is the VELscope® oral cancer screening tool?
Our dentists at Living Wellness Dental Dorchester use advanced tools and screening devices to monitor the health of your smile and to help with the early detection of oral cancer. VELscope® technology allows dentists to diagnose cancer in the earliest stages of its development so that treatment can start as soon as possible. Early detection is one of the keys to stopping cancer in its tracks and improves one’s chance recovery dramatically. The VELscope® tool is leading edge technology made available to our clients.
What does oral cancer look like?
There are many signs of oral cancer that can mimic other conditions, making it even more important than ever to catch it sooner rather than later. Abnormalities and concerns that might develop and indicate that cancer is present include:
- New growths or bumps in the mouth
- Patches of red or white in the mouth
- Problems with chewing, swallowing, or speaking
- Persistent sore throat
- Unusual and unexplained bleeding in the mouth
- Ear pain
- Sores on the face, neck, or in the mouth that do not heal on their own
- Numbness or pain in the face, neck, or mouth, and/or
- Changes to the position of the teeth or the way certain appliances fit over time
If you are interested in finding out more about the ways of reducing your risk for oral cancer, now is a great time to connect with the team at Living Wellness Dental Dorchester to schedule your evaluation. Oral VELscope® cancer screenings are just one aspect of achieving and maintaining good oral health and wellness. Our team is dedicated to helping new and current clients who call (587) 327-1500 and visit us at 601, 1333 8 Street S.W. in Calgary, AB.