DIAGNOdent Cavity Detection – Hoover, AL
Catching And Treating Cavities Early
Finding the smallest areas of tooth decay and cavities is easy with the revolutionary DIAGNOdent device. This new method allows Dr. Moulton to locate and treat small cavities before they turn into more problematic dental issues, which often require multiple procedures to resolve. It’s a fast and comfortable treatment that helps you and your doctor smile. Keeping your smile healthy and happy is easy with the DIAGNOdent!
How Does DIAGNOdent Work?
Through a precise laser scanning system, the DIAGNOdent scans all the areas of your teeth. The device then sends an infrared signal and registers onto a digital read-out. In order to understand each tooth’s structure, we measure the fluorescence given off by the device. This makes it easy for Dr. Moulton to confirm where cavities could be developing, particularly in the small spaces on, around and between your teeth.
The process of scanning your whole mouth takes just a few minutes to complete, helping us confirm the presence of cavities or decay. The sooner we can detect tooth decay, the more it helps you avoid the amount of expensive treatments that may be needed later in life. If you want to stay proactive and avoid costly dental cases, you’ll want to use this technology.
How Does Tooth Decay Develop?
The majority of tooth decay begins in the cracks and grooves of teeth, especially your molars which are highly susceptible to cavities. Once a cavity has been found, there’s typically a larger underlying problem yet to be addressed. In some cases, the cavity was never even noticed by the patient.
Thanks to fluoride becoming ubiquitous in society, most cavities only reach the surface of teeth. However, this results in bacteria starting with the inside of teeth first, rather than the outside. With the DIAGNOdent, we can locate the smallest areas of decay sooner than ever before.
Do you want to be screened for potential cavities or tooth decay? Feel free to contact our practice and schedule an appointment! Staying proactive helps you keep your teeth healthy!