Laser Cavity Detection
What is Laser Cavity Detection?
Laser Cavity Detection is a non-invasive method that detects tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed by conventional methods alone. Leaders in the field of dental research agree that, when used by themselves, the traditional methods of detecting tooth decay are inadequate and outdated for modern dentistry. With the flouridation of water and improved oral hygiene standards, the very nature of tooth decay has changed. Due to these factors, most of our patients have harder and more resistant tooth enamel, which can conceal even aggressive decay if it is under the tooth surface.
How Does Laser Cavity Detection Work?
Laser Cavity Detection works by scanning your teeth to measure fluorescence within your tooth structure. Healthy teeth will have little or no fluorescence. Teeth that have decay present will have higher levels of fluorescence, which are proportionate to how extensive the decay is. The completed scan translates these fluorescence readings into a digital numeric output. Also, these changes in fluorescence and numeric value are emitted as an audio signal which signals the presence of decay as it goes up in tone.
How Can Laser Cavity Detection Benefit Me?
Because you can't treat what you can't see, Laser Cavity Detection enables us to more quickly diagnose decay and prevent extensive damage to your teeth. Diagnosing decay in an expeditious manner also saves you, the patient, both time and money by helping you to avoid the costly and time-consuming dental treatments that pervasive decay requires. Laser Cavity Detection provides us a significant diagnostic advantage and helps us to monitor and protect your teeth where they are most vulnerable.A laser examination tool (a cavity detector). DIAGNOdent provides dentists with immediate feedback.
- Non-invasive procedure
- Early detection means fewer fillings and lower cost for dental treatments
- Proven to be 90% accurate.
- Allows dentists to avoid unnecessary exploration of teeth that are suspected to have cavities.