Early detection of tooth decay
Scanning tooth with laserlight
Precise digital readout
DIAGNOdent is an advanced laser technology that assists in detection of tooth decay. It compliments the use of visual examination, dental explorers and x-rays.
Visual examination and dental explorers are often utilized to find decay forming on the surfaces of the teeth. We may also employ x-rays to see hard-to-find advanced decay between teeth. We include DIAGNOdent to locate decay concealed inside the tooth where other methods of visual examination, dental explorers and x-rays can’t uncover.
How does DIAGNOdent work?
The tip of the DIAGNOdent handpiece emits harmless pulses of laserlight to scan your teeth. Once the laser reaches decay under the surface of the tooth, the decay produces a fluorescent light. This fluorescent light deflects back to the sensor that is translated into a digital readout and an audible signal. As a whole, the higher the number of the digital readout then the greater the amount of decay in the tooth.
DIAGNOdent is more accurate and reliable method to find decay in its earliest stages before it causes more widespread damage. We are able to treat your tooth at risk of more considerable and expensive treatment when tooth decays are detection early. You’ll be able to retain more of your own natural, healthy tooth while spending less for the restoration of your teeth.