Detecting Decay with DIAGNOdent in Carrollton, TX
Cavities are one of the most common oral health problems, and Dr. Marc Dandois does everything in his power to help patients avoid them. Because the presence of tooth decay can threaten the structure’s entire integrity, early detection is truly key. That’s why our Carrollton, TX team has invested in a far more advanced alternative to simply poking and prodding around in the mouth – DIAGNOdent.
DIAGNOdent simplifies the process of locating cavities down to a much more precise and effective science. The technology relies on the use of a laser diode, which captures a baseline wavelength that represents healthy teeth before comparing it with a reflection wavelength. As the laser passes over the teeth, it will reflect any significant variation from that original wavelength, which shows our team clearly where tooth structure has been weakened on a computer screen. This tool can even locate very small cavities along the fissures and cracks of teeth that are virtually unnoticeable to the naked eye.
The routine use of DIAGNOdent means fewer cavities over time, smaller fillings, and a greater amount of successfully preserved tooth structure. Better yet, there aren’t any X-rays needed with DIAGNOdent, which means no exposure to radiation. Please contact our practice today if you’d like to learn more about this valuable tool, or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment for you or your family members.