As part of each visit at Sierra Smiles Reno, our team will conduct a visual and hands-on check for signs of oral cancer. We’ll point out anything unusual like swelling, bleeding, unexplained spots, or pain. We can also use the new VELscope technology to supplement the traditional screening. The VELscope is a handheld, non-invasive device that emits blue light to help detect abnormalities of the tongue and mouth that cannot be seen or felt. The screening takes less than two minutes and can help catch potential issues early so we can keep you as healthy as possible for years to come.