DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection

DIAGNOdent provides a revolutionary way to detect cavities that form in the pits and fissures of back teeth. With the help of technology, cavities are identified, and treated quicker. DIAGNOdent uses a safe, low-power laser that shines into tooth fissures. When the laser encounters decay, it causes fluorescence, which DIAGNOdent detects. The larger the cavity, the more fluorescence that occurs.

DIAGNOdent is a pen-style diagnostic tool that is used in the office to help with the detection of cavities. It is not uncommon for cavities to go unnoticed when they are in a hard to reach area. Even x-rays can sometimes miss areas of decay, causing a problem for patients who forgo treatment. For this reason, we here at Ramona Dental Group offer the DIAGNOdent technology that is used in-office.

What is DIAGNOdent?

DIAGNOdent is a tool that is used after having a cleaning done or during your dental exam. The technology uses fluorescence to identify areas where decay is present. Healthy teeth will produce little to no fluorescence while decayed areas will fluoresce. Because of the high-quality technology being used as well as its safe nature, DIAGNOdent is ideal for patients of varying needs and health conditions.

Why Might it Be Used?

There are many reasons why DIAGNOdent might be used to help in the diagnosis of cavities. Some of these reasons may include:

  • DIAGNOdent is ideal for detecting early signs of decay
  • DIAGNOdent is essential for hard-to-reach areas where decay may go unnoticed
  • DIAGNOdent is safe to use on all patients, including those who are pregnant or immune compromised
  • DIAGNOdent can work in conjunction with x-rays and a physical check for a comprehensive exam

Benefits of the DIAGNOdent Technology

DIAGNOdent is safe to use and can be done on virtually any patient coming into the office. Plus, because of the technology behind the tool, it offers highly accurate results that can provide a healthier and brighter smile when done at regular appointments. At Ramona Dental Group, we are more than happy to introduce you to the DIAGNOdent technology and use it at your next appointment.

If you are interested in the DIAGNOdent technology and would like to inquire further, contact us today and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to assist you!