DIAGNOdent™ Laser Cavity Detection
Each time our team takes X-rays of your child’s mouth, we will also utilize our DIAGNOdent™ laser cavity detection system. This lets us examine your child’s teeth even more closely. DIAGNOdent™ helps our pediatric dentists to diagnose and treat cavities even more quickly. Making sure your child can continue to enjoy a healthy smile. Call Children’s Dentistry at 801-295-8322 to learn more about DIAGNOdent™ cavity detection in Centerville, Utah, and to make your child’s appointment with Dr. Mark Nelson or Dr. Treagan White.
DIAGNOdent™ is a laser cavity detection system that helps our pediatric dentists detect cavities at the earliest possible stage. This painless system uses a handpiece that our team members simply pass over the teeth. The DIAGNOdent™ then gives a numeric rating to indicate the health level of the tooth. If a tooth is decayed, the system will alert our team. We are then able to formulate a treatment plan to improve the health of that tooth.
Because this system can detect tooth decay before it is visible to the naked eye, we are able to treat issues before they become more extensive and cause more damage. In fact, DIAGNOdent™ can even detect tooth decay that still lies beneath the tooth surface and may not be detectable with digital X-rays. When the decay is treated early, we can provide a more conservative restoration that causes less discomfort, is less expensive and preserves more of your natural tooth structure.
The DIAGNOdent™ laser cavity detection system has been shown to be 90% accurate. This makes it one of the most accurate dental decay detection systems now available. For more information about DIAGNOdent™ and the other diagnostic technology we use at our office, call us today.
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Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about your child’s first visit or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nelson, Dr. White, or Dr. Hiné.