Detecting Cavities Early is Crucial
When a cavity can be detected in its earliest stage, more treatment options are available to deal with the cavity. There are often cavities that cannot be detected simply by visual inspection or even x-rays. Cavities can be hidden away in challenging places.
Diagnodent Finds the Hidden Cavities
Diagnodent employs a fluorescent laser to search out the cavities which are hidden beneath the surface of the teeth. By finding cavities earlier, there are two advantages gained. First, more treatment options can be offered to you. Secondly, by treating cavities earlier, a greater amount of your natural tooth structure can be preserved while the cavity is being treated.
Because this technology uses light, there is no radiation exposure for the patient. It is perfectly safe for your dentist to use as many times as you visit.