Laser Cavity Detection
The diagnodent is a revolutionary new way to find even the smallest areas of tooth decay. As you may already know, it is important to detect and treat cavities as early as possible. Treating early saves time, money, and can preserve your tooth's structure. Did you know that detecting cavities using only visual, probing, and x-ray clues has been proven to be only 50-75% accurate. The diagnodent is extremely accurate and has been proven to be over 90% accurate. This device is a laser fluorescence cavity detector and looks much like a pen. It emits a thin stream of laser light over the tooth's surface and gives a digital readout that is used to detect decay. Additionally, because the diagnodent uses only light energy it is completely safe and pain-free.
With this technology, Dr. Syribeys is able to target and treat cavities early enough before they turn into larger painful issues. Treating tooth decay early not only can save you money, and the amount of time spent in the chair, but restorations may result in being smaller, shallower and can save tooth structure.