Were you ever really good at playing hide and seek? Well, cavities are good at hiding, too. In fact, they hide in places even dental X-rays can't find. You may think these dental caries have the best hiding skills, but they're really no match for DIAGNOdent's dental cavity-detection power.
DIAGNOdent is a device dentists use to find even small amounts of tooth decay at the earliest stages using laser dentistry. Think of it as a laser cavity detector. Dr. Cruson uses a dental laser to scan zones where tooth decay is most likely to evade detection. When it detects any abnormality in the tooth, it fluoresces or emits a visible light and makes a beeping noise. The more tooth decay, the more visible light and the faster the beeps. Numerical readings are also shown on the display of the DIAGNOdent.
This tool provides dentists with immediate feedback -- an advantage for both you and Dr. Cruson. Early detection of dental caries will mean a smaller tooth filling, faster appointments, and lower cost for dental treatment in the long run. Besides, wouldn't you want your dental cavity detected as early as possible, before it becomes a pain in the tooth?
DIAGNOdent is proven to be 90% accurate and allows dentists to avoid unnecessary exploration of teeth that are suspected to have cavities. And when it teams up with the dental X-ray, no dental cavity can hide. X-rays find dental cavities in between teeth and on the roots, while DIAGNOdent easily finds surface cavities.