Diagnodent Laser Aided Caries Detection
The DIAGNOdent Laser is the latest in cavity detection. This instrument is much more accurate and reliable than traditional methods. In the past, a dental instrument was used , the limitation of which was the inability to detect a cavity which was below a groove or fissure that was narrower than the tip of the probing instrument being used.
This problem is rectified by the DIAGNOdent Laser. First, the laser takes a reading of a healthy surface of enamel on your teeth. This reading is then used as a baseline.(A specific emission of light is reflected by the laser when it encounters a healthy area of the teeth). Next, we scan the suspicious areas of your teeth. If the laser detects an area that differs from the baseline reading,( the laser reflects a fluorescent light on a wavelength different from the baseline reading) it alerts us to a potential problem area. This method allows us to detect hidden areas of decay that previously would escape discovery.
As you can see, the DIAGNOdent Laser by KaVo allows the Doctors to detect cavities and potential trouble spots much more accurately than traditional methods. Furthermore, because the laser is so precise, x-rays are not needed to gauge the health of teeth. And finally, the process provides a level of comfort unheard of for the patient.
If you live in or around Pawtucket and have questions about Diagnodent Laser Aided Caries Detection, please call our office. We will be happy to help you!