DIAGNOdent - Spotting cavities beforehand in Hamilton, NJ
Preserving your teeth and smile is now possible with laser technology. The DIAGNOdent™ uses laser fluorescence to aid in the detection of caries within the tooth structure. As the laser light shines painlessly into the tooth, carious tooth structure will exhibit fluorescence, resulting in elevated scale readings on the digital display. Clean healthy tooth structure exhibits little or no fluorescence and will result in very low scale readings on the display. It works quickly and reliably.
A major advantage of the DIAGNOdent™ exam is that it can identify teeth that need to be treated before the cavity becomes large. This means less drilling and possibly no local anesthesia (novacaine). Many sub-surface cavities can be extremely difficult to detect using a conventional explorer. The DIAGNOdent™ offers a perfect way to find small and early cavities for minimally invasive tooth fillings, thus stronger more natural teeth.