DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Screening
DIAGNOdent is a revolutionary new way for your dentist to find even the smallest areas of tooth decay that a regular dental instrument can’t detect. By using the advanced DIAGNOdent technology, we are able to treat small cavities before they become larger. DIAGNOdent is a quick, comfortable process that helps you and your doctor keep your smile healthy and happy for a lifetime.
How does DIAGNOdent work?
DIAGNOdent uses a precise laser scanning system to scan all of your teeth while sending out an audio signal and registering a digital read-out. By measuring the fluorescence within each tooth’s structure, your dentist can identify where there may be cavities developing in the chewing surfaces on your teeth.
DIAGNOdent is comfortable and takes only a few short minutes to scan your entire mouth for decay. Detecting tooth decay as early as possible results in a smaller filling, less cost and helps treat small problems before they become serious ones.
Not all cavities are noticeable without the help of the advanced DIAGNOdent laser screening.
Most tooth decay begins in the tiny cracks and grooves of your tooth’s surface. By the time the cavities are noticed, it’s often because there is a much larger problem, and the cavity itself was never seen or felt by the patient.
With the widespread use of fluoride, many of these cavities never make it to the tooth’s surface, and instead begin eating away at the tooth from the inside out. The DIAGNOdent laser helps locate these small areas of decay.
If you would like to be screened for possible tooth decay, please contact our office for an appointment. Help your teeth stay healthy!