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 your 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 the DIAGNOdent™ can detect tooth decay before it is visible to the naked eye, we are able to treat decay before it becomes more extensive and causes 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 are able to 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 – one of the most accurate cavity-detection systems now available. For more information about DIAGNOdent™ and the other types of diagnostic technology we use at our office, we invite you to call or visit us today.