Dentist Direct Dubai introduces VelScope to every patient check-up in order to detect oral cancer early
Dubai, UAE: Dentist Direct Dubai, a UK-based expert in dentistry with a holistic approach to oral health, has introduced VELscope as the leading device for oral cancer screening.
The VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System, which centers on a wireless, handheld scope that uses natural tissue fluorescence to enhance the way clinicians visualize oral mucosal abnormalities that might not be apparent or even visible to the naked eye.
Recognized by the World Health Organization, the award-winning VELscope is the world’s most widely used adjunctive device for the enhanced visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer or pre-malignant dysplasia.
Head and neck cancer, including oral cancer, cancer of the larynx, and cancer of the pharynx, is the sixth most common type of cancer, with approximately 643,000 worldwide cases reported annually. The survival rate of oral cancers is poor—in many cases they are not detected early enough. Research further indicates that more than 127,000 people world-wide die of oral cancer every year.
Dr. M. Banker, the Regional Head of Dentist Direct, said: “Early diagnosis is the key to surviving oral cancer. As dentalcare provider we play a vital role in patients’ oral and overall health, and thus we stress need for oral cancer awareness that will improve patients’ chances of living a healthy life. Presently the VELscope cancer screening has been introduced at every patient’s check-up from today onwards to provide a higher quality of screening for all patients at Dentist Direct Dubai.”
Signs and symptoms of oral cancer include a sore in the throat or mouth that bleeds easily and does not heal within two weeks, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white or red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat or a feeling that something is caught in the throat, difficulty chewing or swallowing, difficulty moving the jaw or tongue, or numbness of the tongue or other area of the mouth. Denture patients may experience swelling of the jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable.
Early detection of oral cancer can make all the difference when it comes to surviving the disease. The treatment of oral cancer often produces major changes in speech, chewing, swallowing and oral health, which in addition to the disease per se, affects the social life and self-esteem of the affected person.
For your dental health needs, visit the Dentist Direct Dubai in Tecom. Their team of experienced dentists and hygienists can help with routine cavities to complex dental problems, in addition to early detection of mouth cancer with the VELscope. For more information please call +971 4 455 9398 or +971 56 192 3093 or visit the website at dentist-direct.ae or make an appointment using our online form.
About the Dentist Direct Dubai:
Dentist Direct provides dental health care services in the United Kingdom. The company’s dental services include veneers, composite bonding, enamel reshaping, crowns, invisible fillings, teeth whitening, gaps, implants, professional tooth cleaning, and fresh breath. It provides services to children, parents, infants, juniors, and teens. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom. Dentist Direct Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Dental Patient Care America Inc.