Advanced Cavity Prevention
Part of our vision includes providing patients with the latest in technology for more efficient visits and effective long-term treatment. While manual tools assist your dentist in finding surface cavities and X-rays provide some insight into cavities, these options do not provide a comprehensive look at your teeth. With DIAGNOdent, we can offer patients improved preventive care and an increased chance at cavity prevention.
What Is DIAGNOdent?
DIAGNOdent is a handheld laser that utilizes light wavelengths. Our team will aim the DIAGNOdent laser over one tooth at a time. Unlike other means of identifying tooth decay and cavities, which diagnose already existing problems, DIAGNOdent uncovers problems in their earliest stages.
How Does It Work?
Your dentist will aim the laser over the surface of your tooth. As the light shines on your tooth, it illuminates areas of decay or bacterial growth. In addition, the device will alert our team through sound feedback when it detects areas of concern. The wand we will place in your mouth is small. The process is comfortable and only takes a few minutes.
What Are the Benefits of DIAGNOdent?
By the time a cavity is apparent, it is often too late to fix the problem without restorative treatment, like dental fillings and crowns. In addition, decay may occur within your tooth, a problem that dentists were previously unable to identify. DIAGNOdent addresses these issues by exposing traces of decay, bacteria, and soft spots in your tooth enamel.
- DIAGNOdent is more thorough than X-rays.
- The laser detects areas that may form into deep cavities before they happen.
- Identifying minor problems early on saves you time and money.
- DIAGNOdent allows you to rely more heavily on preventive dentistry, helping you avoid restorative procedures, such as root canals.
Call Downey Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Today
Dr. Hadis Reyhani, Dr. Ben Reyhani, and Dr. Pasha Hakimzadeh, DDS, provide a wealth of combined experience, along with innovative technology and personalized care, to help improve our patients’ dental health so they can enjoy smiling again. To schedule an appointment, please call Downey Family Cosmetic Dentistry today at 562-219-3454.