As teeth have become healthier overall and enamel harder, cavities have also become more difficult to detect. Why? Caries lesions, or cavities, are less often seen on the surface of the enamel, and more often under it. So what is a dentist to do if a tooth looks suspicious? Drill into the tooth to check? Leave it alone until it destroys your tooth from the inside out?
Our dentists have a better solution – the The DIAGNOdent® laser caries detection aid. The device’s ability to see into your tooth enables dentists to treat subsurface cavities with confidence.
How The DIAGNOdent Works
This kid-friendly laser device glides over the tooth without any discomfort to give us immediate feedback about tooth health. If hidden decay is detected, an alarm will sound, alerting your doctor or hygienist.
Benefits of the DIAGNOdent
The DIAGNOdent allows us to be less invasive with our treatments. It lets us keep an eye on vulnerable tooth surfaces, such as areas of wear or cracking, and makes measuring changes and making comparison over time easy and convenient.
It also permits us to treat the cavity with smaller restorations, and sometimes allows treatment of the cavity with no filling at all. And since the the DIAGNOdent has been proven to be over 90% accurate, you can be sure that you and your family are are only getting the dental treatment you really need.