Biopsy & Oral Pathology - VELscope

Be Aware Of Potential Dental Problems

Biopsy & Oral Pathology Dealing with the idea of possible oral cancer is never easy. At Implant & Periodontic Specialists, we offer a variety of biopsies and screenings that are meant to check for specific signs and signals of dental disease. Our tests are thorough and extensive, since we want to make sure to give you the most helpful information possible for dealing with you disease.

VELscope - Oral Cancer Screening Tool

We use the advanced VELscope scanning tool here at Implant and Periodontic Specialists because it helps us discover any potential problems early thus giving us more options in dental treatment. When discovered early the five year survival rate for oral cancer patients is around 83 percent. Most oral cancer cases are not discovered though until the late stages of cancer, which drops the five year survival rate to about 50 percent. That is why we highly encourage our patients to come into our practice annual for cancer screening.

Set up a checkup immediately if you notice the following symptoms:

  • White patches
  • Red patches
  • Abnormal lumps
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing

Some biopsies are long and some are relatively short, depending on the type of test. Believe it or not, a dentist diagnoses 90% of all head and neck cancers. Talk to us to schedule an appointment at either one of our locations in Bellevue and Issaquah.

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(425) 440-3448

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