Toluca Lake Dentist Provides Overview Of DIAGNOdent Technology

Written by Dr. McKay on Jan 22, 2013

In our Toluca Lake dentistry office we are always incorporating the latest dental technologies into our practice so that we can meet our patients’ needs as quickly and comfortably as possible. One dental technology that has been hugely beneficial for many patients is the DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection machine.

DIAGNOdent laser technology allows our dental team to quickly and accurately pinpoint spots of infection so that we can treat them promptly.

Traditionally, a dentist may diagnose a cavity by visually trying to spot the areas of decay, and by probing the dental enamel with a dental instrument to check for weak spots. One can certainly spot dental cavities this way, but it can be easy to miss emerging cavities using only these methods.

That is why the DIAGNOdent machine is such a great addition to our dental tool arsenal. The DIAGNOdent machine uses a laser to measure the amount of fluorescence in different parts of the tooth. The amount of reflection for each tooth indicates whether or not decay is present.

Dental patients and dentists love DIAGNOdent because it provides accurate and quick readouts, which can then be used to tailor treatment to fit the patient. The DIAGNOdent laser is also able to identify hidden cavities that may otherwise be missed, and would thus become more severe before they are treated. Another benefit of DIAGNOdent is that this treatment is totally non-invasive and comfortable for the patient to undergo.

DIAGNOdent technology is just one more tool that our dental team uses in order to help patients treat potential dental problems before they wreak havoc on the patient’s smile. If you want to learn more about the treatments that we provide and the technologies we utilize, you can always call our Toluca Lake dentists to get started. We provide the comprehensive care that you need to stay well!