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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening is offered at Axiom Dental Group, Aurora, CO. Velscope, an oral cancer-screening tool, is the latest in dental technology.


Oral Cancer Screening VelscopeOral cancer screening involves both a tactile and visual exploration of the oral soft tissue at least once every year to screen for suspicious looking areas in the mouth.


Risk factors for oral cancer:

  • Tobacco (both smoking and chewing)
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Excessive unprotected exposure to the sun
  • Poor diet
  • HPV (human papilloma virus) infection
  • Use of betel nut and bedis

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Red or white discoloration of the oral tissue
  • Any sore in the mouth that does not heal within 14 days
  • Hoarseness which lasts for a prolonged period of time
  • A sensation that something is stuck in your throat
  • Numbness in an area of your mouth
  • Difficulty in moving your jaw or tongue
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Ear pain which occurs on one side only
  • A lump or thickening in the mouth or neck area

Velscope helps us to visualize tissue under a special light to look for any changes happening in the tissue. On discovery of a suspicious area, we recommend following up with a biopsy and treatment if required.


Watch this video about Velscope oral cancer screening:


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Aurora, CO 80014
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