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Family Care Dental | Oral Cancer Screenings in Fultondale, AL


Serving two locations

Hoover 205-379-0550
Fultondale 205-383-1387



Fultondale   Hoover    


Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.

The oral cancer screening is completed with an ultraviolet light device called a Velscope Vx that allows us to view issues that can't always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions. We find that using Velscope Vx along with a standard oral cancer examination improves the ability to identify suspicious areas at their earliest stages. Velscope Vx is similar to proven early detection procedures for cancers such as mammography, pap smear, and PSA. Early detection of pre-cancerous tissue can minimalize or eliminate the potentally disfiguring effects of oral cancer and possibly save your life.

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist. The Velscope Vx examination will be offered to you during your visit. If you have any questions about this exam or would like one during your visit, please ask.

Dentist in Hoover and Fultondale, AL | Oral Cancer Screenings. Family Care Dental is located in Hoover, AL and Fultondale, AL