LESS PAIN – LESS COST – FEWER PROCEDURES
These are only some of the benefits that this new revolutionary technology for tooth decay offers all of our patients.
DIAGNOdent is the name of the latest dental upgrade at Pacific Dental Care that can change one’s oral health forever. With its small size, this tool is making big changes in general dentistry. Traditionally tooth decay or cavities were identified when spotted in the tooth’s surface by either picks or x-rays. To show no obvious outer-surface cavities meant healthy teeth…until strong pain implied the opposite.
Today, our patients have no need to wait for pain to appear. Usually as much as 50% of tooth cavity may go undetected by traditional dental methods because most cavities start in the hard-to-see valleys and canyon-like structure of the tooth surface. This new method is a small and practical laser instrument that will scan the teeth with a harmless light of different wave lengths to find hidden decay.
The innovative tool measures laser fluorescence within the tooth structure. At the specific wavelength that it operates, healthy tooth structure shows little or no fluorescence. However, carious tooth structure will show fluorescence, according to the degree of caries, resulting in elevated scale readings on the display.
Due to the fact that DIAGNOdent may detect earlier stages of decay, Pacific Dental Care is able to offer incredible benefits for every patient’s oral health:
Prevention of serious oral issues
Cavities at early stages require much less number of dental procedures, which reflect in less cost and less time spent at our dentist. It’s a great way to keep little problems from becoming big problems!