What is DIAGNOdent
One of the most important things we do for our patients is identify and fill cavities. Since any spot of decay can threaten the integrity of an entire tooth, detection is key to preventing a host of potential problems. To make the process more comfortable and comprehensive, we use DIAGNOdent by KaVo, a revolutionary dental laser that finds cavities in the earliest stages.
The Diagnodent helps detect dental caries at the earliest possible stage so that the most appropriate treatment can be presented to you. Diagnodent is a fluorescent laser that finds cavities which lie beneath the surface of the tooth. There are often cavities that x-rays and the explorer do not find. This advanced technology helps to preserve a greater amount of your tooth structure by uncovering dental decay before it progresses too far.
This means shallower, simpler fillings, preserving more tooth structure, and providing a specific means of monitoring suspicious areas. No X-rays are required with DIAGNOdent, so patients do not have to worry about radiation exposure.