DIAGNOdent is a new way to find even the smallest areas of tooth decay and other minor, hard to see problems. By using this technology, we are able to target and treat minor issues, before more complicated procedures are needed. Isn’t it nice to know that Diagnodent technology enables your dentist to detect even the earliest signs of dental decay? Once the problem is found, it can be fixed as quickly as it was found. The process is quick and non-evasive and great for small, hard to see problem areas. Diagnodent uses a laser light that is passed by an optical fiber to the area of decay. The decayed area fluoresces, and this fluorescence passes back to the probe, and the decay is displayed and indicated visibly, as well as audibly.
The benefits of a Diagnodent check include: no sharp probing of teeth, less exposure to radiation, great preventive care, and ability to catch decay in it’s earliest stages. It’s also great for children and anxious patients, because it’s quick and easy. To get a head start on potential problem areas, schedule your six-month appointment today.