The Most Gentle Dental Examination You’ll Ever Experience
When you come in for your initial visit in our office, we’ll be checking for potential cavities not only with a probe…but also with a ray of fluorescent light.
Specifically, we’ll be using state-of-the-art optical technology: DIAGNOdent® Laser Fluorescence Cavity Detection Instrument. We’re pleased to be able to offer you this accurate, comfortable high-tech diagnostics technology.
It used to be, all we had to use to check for cavities were metal instrument probes. This technique allowed us to search for defects in the enamel, but we couldn’t check for problems we couldn’t feel with the probe. We want to find and treat cavities at the earliest possible instant, before they’re even visible to the naked eye. With DIAGNOdent® we now have the ability to treat decay before it causes much damage.
The result of years of research by clinicians in three countries, DIAGNOdent® measures laser fluorescence within a tooth. When we flash the laser at a healthy tooth there’s little or no reflected fluorescence. The more wearing away of the enamel there is, the more reflection we begin to see. It’s that simple. And that painless.
And since the instrument gives us a sound signal of the degree of reflection, we’ll know immediately if there’s a problem area. The DIAGNOdent® lets us pay less attention to the instrument…and more attention to your comfort.