The VELscope system helps Dr. Parisi visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth and upper throat. In just two minutes, with no rinses, stains or discomfort, a VELscope examination allows her to improve her assessment of your overall oral health.
Make sure that your mouth is as healthy as it can possibly be. The next time you visit our office, ask for a VELscope exam.
How Does the VELscope Work?
The VELscope’s blue light “excites” molecules (called “fluorophores”) deep within the layers of oral mucosal tissues. In turn, those fluorophores emit their own light (fluorescence), in shades of green, yellow and red. The VELscope’s proprietary filter makes fluorescence visualization possible, by blocking reflected blue light, and by enhancing the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue. Abnormal tissue is enhanced, making oral lesions more obvious and less likely to be overlooked.