Laser Cavity Detection (DIAGNOdent)
Here at Royal Lakes Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are always on the lookout for new technologies that could help our patients achieve optimal dental health. One of our newest advancements is Kavo’s DIAGNOdent ®. The DIAGNOdent is a small laser tool, which is absolutely painless, that scans for cavities that are hidden beneath the hard surfaces of the teeth. With the DIAGNOdent, we are now able to diagnose these lesions before they spread to the softer tooth structure, causing un-necessary pain and costly treatment. The DIAGNOdent pen simply glides over the tooth and an audible alarm and a numerical reading will alert the operator to the presence of hidden decay.
There are pits and grooves on the teeth that are so narrow, that they cannot be checked by dental instruments or x-rays and they harbor bacteria and decay that goes un-noticed. But with a great advancement like the DIAGNOdent, we are locating decay early and treating it before the tooth dissolves from the inside out.