The Diagnodent is a computerized fluorescent laser device that helps detect dental decay at the earliest possible stage so that the most appropriate treatment can be presented to you.
By using the Diagnodent we are able to find cavities which lie beneath the surface of the tooth. There are often cavities that cannot be seen using x-rays and an explorer alone. This advanced technology helps to preserve a greater amount of your tooth structure by uncovering dental decay before it progresses too far.
We find this device to be especially useful for detecting decay in the mouths of our youngest patients. After all, you cannot treat what can't be seen. If decay is found early on and treated, the preparation of the tooth will be very shallow with minimal removal of enamel. The longevity of teeth are directionally proportional to the original amount of tooth structure.