DIAGNOdent: Cutting Edge Technology for Fighting Tooth Decay
DIAGNOdent - Advanced Cavity Detection
When it comes to your oral health, it is important to spot cavities as early as possible. Traditional methods of visual detection, probing, and x-rays have occasionally failed to spot some of the smaller cavities. These tiny cavities, also known as caries are harder to spot and using the old methods could result in as little as 50 – 75% accuracy. When it comes to your oral health, 75% isn’t good enough. Luckily, we have an advanced instrument to assist in bumping that number up closer to 100.
A DIAGNOdent pen is a tool that makes it far easier for us to find and treat small caries before they can develop into cavities. The DIAGNOdent uses a light emitting diode (LED) to illuminate and inspect for tiny cavities. This is hugely beneficial in locating cavities that tend to hide along fissure lines or inside biting surfaces. Using the old techniques of probing or x-ray, cavities in these areas could remain undetected and have the chance to get worse.
Untreated cavities can become nasty if infected. These issues, if left on their own can lead to abscesses and serious dental and medical issues. Using the DIAGNOdent Pen, we can circumvent these issues well in advance and keep your mouth healthy.