DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection now available!
What is the benefit you ask?
DIAGNOdent is a revolutionary way for us to detect tooth decay that is shown to be 60% more accurate than using x-rays alone. Now, through the use of this small portable laser, we can detect cavities in their infancy which means we can stop tooth decay before it causes you pain or destroys large areas of tooth structure.
Studies show that 50% of cavities, also known as caries, go undetected through the traditional diagnostic methods of a visual exam and x-rays alone due to the complex anatomy of the chewing surfaces of teeth.
This amazing technology uses a diode laser to inspect teeth by comparing reflected light wavelengths between healthy tooth structure and those in the initial stages of decay. As the laser reflects fluorescent light at a specific wavelength, it pulses to convert this data to an audible signal. The electronic signal displays a value of 1-100 on the screen, allowing Dr. Roth to diagnose and precisely identify even the slightest amount of decay.
DIAGNOdent provides an incredible advantage for those patients who are fearful of dental procedures because it is very comfortable and will help prevent the need for major dental work in the future.
Early detection of decay means that the filling needed to restore the tooth will be less invasive, smaller in size, and less costly. Dr. Roth is dedicated to preserving your health and insuring your comfort. Be sure to ask Dr. Roth or one of out team members about laser cavity detection when you come in for your next appointment.