To increase our patients' possibility of keeping a beautiful, healthy smile for a lifetime, we utilize laser cavity detection technology. Early detection is key to preventing severe dental complications so we utilize the most advanced technology available to assist us in detecting cavities at their earliest stages. Conventional methods for detecting cavities (dental exams using a dental explorer, and bitewing x-rays) are essential, but sometimes another method used with these can provide even more information. This additional method of detection is often limited based on the location and depth of the cavity, the doctors will recommended it if they see a suspicious area – typically within an anatomical pit or groove on a tooth.
Using laser diode technology, laser cavity detectors are able to compare the reflection wavelength of a tooth against a healthy baseline wavelength to reveal decay. Laser cavity detection has been proven to be over 90% successful in detecting even the smallest lesions that aren't even noticed on X-rays!
This procedure is simple, quick and pain free, and most of all, it helps us to find cavities when they are smaller, this helps us to preserve the overall health of your smile!