In the past, finding cavities or decay on the chewing surfaces of your teeth was accomplished by â€śpokingâ€ť your teeth with metal instruments called explorers. If a tooth had decay, the metal explorer would stick in the tooth.
Decay begins in a tooth by a very small break in the enamel. The decay enters the tooth and begins to erode in the area inside the tooth. Many times, the initial break in the enamel is so small that it is undetectable to both the metal explorer test and even the human eye.
With laser technology, the KaVo Diagnodent scans, not â€śpokesâ€ť, the chewing surfaces of your teeth and is able to detect decay in the earliest form.
In many diseases, early detection is best. Tooth decay is a disease, and the Diadnodent Laser is one of the best methods available to find decay early. By finding tooth decay in its early stages we can restore teeth with the most conservative therapies. This approach maximizes your oral health, and allows you to keep as much of your own healthy tooth structure as possible.
To learn more about the Laser Cavity Detection system, please call our office or visit http://www.kavousa.com.