Diagnodent Dental Laser
Cavities are a common oral health issue that affects millions of people of all ages. Cavities form as a result of tooth decay, which is caused by the acids produced by plaque and bacteria that exist naturally within the mouth. These acids erode protective tooth enamel, causing it to grow weak. Weak spots eventually lead to the formation of small pits, or cavities. Cavities only continue to grow larger the longer they go untreated. Dental exams are crucial for detecting cavities and decay in their earliest stages, allowing for the least invasive treatments. At Neu Family Dental, we can detect even the smallest cavities with Diagnodent.
What is Diagnodent?
Diagnodent is an advanced dental laser. The purpose of this laser is to detect cavities in the earliest stages of development, allowing for prompt, minimally invasive treatments. The Diagnodent laser is used during your routine dental exams in conjunction with a visual inspection of your teeth as well as dental X-rays. With Diagnodent, we can detect the presence of cavities hidden inside the teeth, where they would otherwise go undetected by other means.
Cavity Detection with Diagnodent
The Diagnodent laser is fast. It is also completely painless. After we clean your teeth, we use the laser to scan them. The laser emits a harmless beam of fluorescent light into your mouth. The light bounces back off your teeth to a laser diode. Healthy teeth reflect little to no fluorescence. Areas of decay, however, will reflect higher amounts. The fluorescence that reflects onto the diode is then translated into a number on the LED screen of the Diagnodent base unit. The higher the number on the screen, the more decay there is in the tooth. Along with a number on the screen, the Diagnodent also emits a noise when it passes over an area of decay in a tooth.
Enjoy the Many Benefits of Diagnodent
The Diagnodent laser provides several significant benefits. These benefits include:
With Diagnodent, we can detect the earliest symptoms of cavities, including hidden cavities, allowing for fast, effective treatment to restore your oral health. For more information on Diagnodent, call Neu Family Dental at (847) 230-9143 today.
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