When tooth decay becomes visible on the surface of the teeth, it usually needs to be treated with a dental filling, dental crown, or even root canal therapy. However, Dr. Sullivan can prevent the need for a dental restoration by using DIAGNOdent to detect hidden areas of tooth decay without invading the tooth. We invite you to contact our dentist at Artistry in Dentistry if you would like to learn more about the benefits of using DIAGNOdent in Gilbert, Arizona.
DIAGNOdent is a laser cavity detection system that helps our dentist detect cavities at the earliest possible stage. This painless system uses a handpiece that our team members simply pass over your teeth. The DIAGNOdent then gives a numeric rating to indicate the health level of the tooth. If a tooth is decayed, the system will alert our team. We are then able to formulate a treatment plan to improve the health of that tooth.
Because the DIAGNOdent can detect tooth decay before it is visible to the naked eye, we are able to treat decay before it becomes more extensive and causes more damage. In fact, DIAGNOdent can even detect tooth decay that still lies beneath the tooth surface and may not be detectable with digital X-rays. When the decay is treated early, we are able to provide a more conservative restoration that causes less discomfort, is less expensive, and preserves more of your natural tooth structure.
The DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection system has been shown to be 90% accurate – one of the most accurate cavity-detection systems now available. For more information about DIAGNOdent and the other types of diagnostic technology we use at our office, we invite you to call or visit us today.