Each appointment at Sierra Smiles Tahoe includes a visual and hands-on oral cancer screening. We look for signs of anything unusual, including unexplained swelling, spots, bleeding, or pain. We also offer the new VELscope technology as part of our oral cancer screenings. The non-invasive VELscope complements the traditional screening but goes a step further, showing potential symptoms that don’t appear during our regular exam. The VELscope screening lasts less than two minutes and provides an additional measurement in the early detection of oral cancer.