Technology has revolutionized just about every industry you can think of, including the field of dentistry. With advanced dental technology, we are now able to do things we could not do in the past, like detect cavities in their earliest stages. In the past, cavities were detected during a physical examination by a dentist or captured on X-ray. However, using these methods, cavities in their earliest stages were often missed. Thankfully, this is no longer the case. Laser cavity detection is now enabling dentists to detect dental caries or cavities in their earliest stages, when the chances for successful treatment are the highest. Detecting cavities in their earliest stages allows for more conservative treatment options that preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. This leads to less costly procedures and better outcomes for patients.
As a result of this new technology, many forward-thinking, patient-centered dental practices, including Green Dental of Alexandria, have invested in laser cavity detection technology such as DIAGNOdent® dental lasers. While this technology is not cheap and represents a significant investment on the part of dentists, the cost is worth the return-on-investment. By offering this new technology, dental practices are now able to offer better patient care, improved outcomes and a more positive dental experience.
Before choosing a dental practice to care for your family, it is worth considering how they are incorporating technology into their dental practice. By choosing a dental practice that embraces new technology, you can rest assured that you and your family are receiving the highest level of care available on the market.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria