March 21, 2012

How Does ViziLite Plus Work?

The ViziLite Plus exam is a painless exam that we can perform in just a few minutes. ViziLite Plus uses a light source that helps to improve Dr. Vincent Tavormina’s ability to identify abnormalities that may have been missed under normal lighting. 

First Dr. Vincent examines your mouth and looks for any abnormalities.  Next, you will rinse with a solution that will help Dr. Vincent Tavormina conduct the ViziLite Plus exam. The solution dries the oral tissues and prepares the tissues for examination with the ViziLite light. You only have to rinse with the solution for 30 seconds. Then the ViziLite is used. If a suspicious lesion is detected, it will be marked with T-Blue, a blue dye, and documented. Then the doctor tries to wipe the dye away. If the dye can be removed, then there’s nothing wrong.

Most of the time everything looks completely normal. However, there may be times when something that looks abnormal is identified. At that point, Dr. Vincent will use his expertise and may ask you to come back in a few weeks to follow up, or may refer you to an oral surgeon for a biopsy.

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