Laser Detection of Cavities

Laser Detection of Cavities

There are times when early dental decay can’t be positively diagnosed by sight or even on X-ray. Glen Oaks Dental uses DIAGNOdent, a laser detection technology that allows us to diagnose hidden decay in deep grooves and pits. Catching decay in the earlier stages can help minimize treatment needed, thereby saving tooth structure.

The benefits of laser detection include:

  • Over 90% accurate
  • Quick and painless
  • No exposure to radiation from X-rays
  • Great for children and anxious patients
  • Catching decay in the earlier stages means minimal treatment
  • Visual and acoustic measurements make it easier for patients to understand the diagnosis
  • Results are documented so that some areas of concern can be accurately monitored

To learn more about DIAGNOdent laser detection, click here.