This remarkable system helps dental professionals visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth and upper throat. In just two minutes, with no rinses, stains or discomfort. This remarkable piece of technology allows Dr Susan Weinberg and Dr. Nguyen to obtain incredibly valuable information that has great impact on improving their assessment of your overall oral health.
How Does The VELscope Work?
The instrument’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 proprietary filter makes fluorescence visualization possible, by blocking reflected blue light, and by enhancing the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue.
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