• The Welcome Benefits of Laser Cavity Detection

    on Oct 10th, 2016

The advancements of dental technology have changed multiple facets of dentistry, including the way cavities are detected. In the past, tooth decay was diagnosed after x-rays or dental probing. In many of these cases, the cavity has already caused notable damage to the tooth structure and a dental filling is needed to restore the tooth. Today, however, modern dentists have the ability to detect cavities at their earliest possible stages, before they are visible to the naked eye and before they have reached the healthy tooth surface. 

DIAGNOdent cavity detection is a revolutionary system that uses laser technology to detect tooth decay. This sophisticated tool provides valued early intervention so that patients can protect their teeth and avoid costly and invasive dental restorations. The DIAGNOdent uses a pen-like probe that emits a laser beam to each tooth. The system reads the fluorescence of each tooth and provides an audio signal and digital readout to let the dentist know where a cavity may be forming beneath the tooth surface. 

DIAGNOdent is an innovative tool that can greatly benefit your patient experience as well as protect your smile. The advantages of DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection are highlighted by the following: 


High Precision = More Accurate Diagnosis

The system is highly sophisticated with the ability to detect cavities more accurately than a dental x-ray. There is no guesswork in this type of tooth decay diagnostics. 


No Radiation = Optimal Patient Safety

DIAGNOdent only uses light energy instead of radiation. Therefore, it is very safe for both children and adults. 


More Conservative Treatment = Preserves More Healthy Tooth Structure

The most valuable benefit for patients is that DIAGNOdent can detect cavities at the earliest possible stage. This allows a dentist to provide immediate treatment and help patients avoid additional drilling or other invasive dental procedures to repair the cavity. 


Non-invasive Scanning = Painless Process

Rest assured that while DIAGNOdent is much more advanced than past methods, its effectiveness does not come at the expense of your comfort. DIAGNOdent is a quick and painless scanning process.

At Dentistry of Highland Village, we proudly utilize state-of-the-art dental technology so that patients can receive dental care that is more effective and more comfortable. Schedule your routine dental exam today and gain the benefits of DIAGNOdent laser system!


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