Cavities can be filled, but it is better to prevent them in the first place. That’s why Allen Park Dental Care stresses brushing and flossing, and seeing us twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Now, with Diagnodent technology, we can identify cavities earlier than ever before.
Diagnodent is a fluorescent laser that detects hidden tooth decay with more than ninety percent accuracy. It is a safe technology that finds areas of decay in their earliest stages, without having to open up the tooth. By finding cavities earlier, we have more treatment options.
Diagnodent puts out a laser beam down into the tooth, much like a laser pointer you may have seen in a classroom. The light scans the tooth surface, and if it detects a cavity there’s a change in the wavelength. An instrument reading tells us where the decay is, how deep it is in the tooth, and how much there is.
Once we’ve scanned all your teeth and can see which ones have decay, we can formulate treatment options.
The early detection provided by Diagnodent usually means there are more options available, and better chances of saving the affected tooth. Schedule an appointment with Allen Park Dental Care today. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry.
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