Modern technology is always advancing, and that is great news in the field of dentistry. New techniques in dentistry are making it possible to detect the formation of a cavity long before it can be seen by other methods or by the human eye. This is helpful for finding problems early and treating them long before they cause pain or discomfort for your child. Smaller cavities are much faster to repair and take little time to treat. When your child has to spend less time sitting in the dentist’s chair, you are happy and so are we.
The DIAGNOdent laser-probe is one of the tools useful for the detection of dental caries that are just developing in the tooth or on the surface of the tooth. Finding a cavity early makes it easier to treat. With this revolutionary new way to detect cavities, even the tiniest areas of tooth decay can be found early and be treated with minimal procedures. This is beneficial in preventing larger dental cavities that can lead to pain and discomfort for your child.
How does the DIAGNOdent work? It uses a laser scanning device to precisely scan all of the teeth. It sends out an audio signal and registers an electronic read-out alerting dental professionals of early cavity development.
The procedure is non-invasive and painless. The entire scanning process only takes a few minutes. It measures the amount of fluorescence in the tooth structure and allows the dentist to locate cavities in the tiny spaces between the teeth and on or under the surface of the tooth. A number scale and alarm on the device alerts the user when signs of hidden decay are detected.
When cavities develop beneath the surface of the tooth, they begin eating away at the tooth from the inside out. Without the use of a laser cavity detector such as the DIAGNOdent, these interior cavities would never be seen until they cause further damage.
The DIAGNOdent is especially helpful in children’s dentistry. It is very child friendly and is a quick and pain free way to detect cavities.