Finding Decay The Easy Way
Laser Cavity Detection
It is our goal to help you maintain and improve your oral health.
To achieve this goal, the dental care that you and your family receive in
our office always includes state of the art equipment.
Diagnodent is a small laser instrument that scans your teeth with a
harmless laser light searching for hidden decay. Locating hidden decay
before it destroys tooth structure (from the inside out) is a big
problem in modern dentistry. The widespread use of fluoride supplements
has made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay, which is a
good thing. However, diagnosing cavities is more challenging because
the disease process can start through microscopic defects in the hard
surface enamel and can readily spread into the softer tooth structure
beneath the surface. Meanwhile, the external surface of the tooth still
appears healthy. Fortunately, the new Diagnodent is a major
breakthrough that allows us to find cavities when they are small,
saving time, money, discomfort and tooth structure for our patients.
This unique instrument provides instant feedback on the health of
the tooth. A pen-like probe simply glides over the tooth surfaces,
constantly checking the status of the tooth . A number scale and
audible alarm signals the dentist when there are signs of hidden decay.
This technology is completely safe and painless.