When a cavity is detected at its earliest stage, the most conservative and least invasive treatment methods can be used to fix it. As a modern dentist in Alexandria, we proudly utilize the most revolutionary diagnostic technology available for detecting tooth decay. The DIAGNOdent is a painless laser cavity detection device that allows our dentists to find the smallest areas of tooth decay within the grooves of the biting surfaces of your teeth. We perform this quick and comfortable cavity detection during routine dental visits. The DIAGNOdent tool is just one way that we provide cutting-edge dentistry to patients in Alexandria, which often means more efficient and safer treatments and an improved patient experience.
The Advantages of DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Screening
DIAGNOdent is the easiest and most accurate way to detect cavities. It uses a precise laser scanning system that quickly scans over each tooth. This device emits an audio signal while registering a digital read-out for our dental team. By measuring the specific fluorescence within each tooth’s structure, we can pinpoint exactly where areas of decay are forming. There is no discomfort involved in this brief cavity detection method, but there are significant advantages to be gained.
Detecting cavities in the discreet grooves and cracks of your tooth’s surface (that may otherwise go unnoticed by a dentist or x-ray) can save patients from more serious dental problems and more costly treatments in the future. It may even eliminate the need for a root canal, large filling or unnecessary drilling.
If you would like to learn more about how we use DIAGNOdent to detect cavities, please give us a call. DIAGNOdent is safe for patients of all ages, and it has saved countless smiles. Protecting the health of your smile is a goal we take very seriously at Green Dental of Alexandria, and we are exceptionally proud to offer the most effective and comfortable methods to achieve this goal.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria
Green Dental of Alexandria – Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725