Cavity Detection Richardson
Accurate, reliable caries (DECAY) detection laser:
Our patients place value on healthy and attractive teeth. In order to maintain them, the earliest possible necessary dental care is essential. DIAGNOdent aids in the detections of dental decay or caries. Even very small lesions (cavities) are detected at the earliest stage, enabling us to protect and preserve the tooth substance.
Detecting the invisible (or near invisible):
If you cannot detect the disease, how can you treat it?
It is often difficult to diagnose the phenomenon known as hidden caries. A suspicious-looking tooth presents a treatment dilemma for dentists. Should the tooth be restored? What if no decay is found? Should the tooth just be watched, or does that give the decay more time to destroy the tooth's surface?
A changing caries (decay) model: Due to fluoridation of water, decay has gone "underground". While helping to improve the oral health of many Americans, fluoridation has resulted in harder tooth enamel. Incipient (small) caries lesions that once began on the tooth's surface have now migrated below the surface. These areas may be visually detectable but not accessible to traditional tests for decay.
Proven clinical results: Treatment decisions require a higher degree of certainty. The DIAGNOdent laser decay detection system removes the doubt from treatment decisions regarding hidden caries vs. questionable stained grooves. The device's ability to see into occlusal pits and fissures (under the surface of the enamel) enables us to treat sub-surface caries lesions with confidence.