DIAGNOdent is a revolutionary way for your dentist to find even the smallest areas of tooth decay and cavities. By using DIAGNOdent technology, we are able to treat small cavities and areas of tooth decay before they become larger issues requiring multiple procedures. DIAGNOdent is a quick, comfortable process that helps you and your doctor keep your child’s smile healthy and happy for a lifetime.
How does DIAGNOdent work?
DIAGNOdent uses a precise scanning system over all of your child’s teeth while sending out an audio signal and registering a digital read out. By measuring the fluorescence within each tooth’s structure, the dentist can identify where there may be cavities developing in the small spaces between, on, and around teeth.
DIAGNOdent is comfortable and takes only a few short minutes to scan your child’s entire mouth. Detecting tooth decay as early as possible helps eliminate the number of costly treatments that may be needed down the line and helps treat small problems before they become serious dental cases.
Not all cavities are noticeable without the help of DIAGNOdent laser screening. Most tooth decay begins in the tiny cracks and grooves of your child’s tooth’s surface. By the time the cavities are noticed, it’s often because there is a much larger problem, and the cavity itself was never seen or felt by the patient.
With the widespread use of fluoride, many of these cavities never make it to the tooth’s surface, and instead begin eating away at the tooth from the inside out. The DIAGNOdent laser helps locate these small areas of decay.
If you would like your child to be screened for possible tooth decay and cavities, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment.