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Cavity Detection

Discussing DIAGNOdent Technology for Laser Cavity Detection

The dentists of McKinneyDentist.com possess a strong desire to remain up-to-date with dental technology. This permits us to give you and your family top-quality dental treatments, while using the most sophisticated and accurate dental tools available.

To accurately detect cavities in the earliest stages of decay, our dentists use DIAGNOdent technology. We must be able to precisely locate the decay in order to effectively provide treatment. With over 90% accuracy, the DIAGNOdent fluorescent laser technology enables our dentists to pinpoint early stages of cavities underneath the tooth’s surface.

Laser-assisted cavity detection is a crucial aid for a more thorough oral exam for you and your family. We highly recommend scheduling an appointment so we can accurately assess your oral health using DIAGNOdent technology!

  • The modern laser technology gauges the tooth’s density and penetrates approximately 2 millimeters inside the tooth’s surface where decay initially breeds.
  • With this advanced technology, our dentists utilize this exploratory tool to locate cavities and decay underneath the tooth’s surface.
  • This is much more accurate than the old “jab it with a pick and see if they jump” method.
  • Actually, some x-rays cannot even discover cavities or decay at their early stages with this much preciseness!

By detecting decay at its early phases, we can more accurately assess and plan the treatment(s) needed to destroy the decay, and this leaves you with a much smaller filling. Laser cavity detection is key for early detection because if the decay worsens, cavities and other dental problems can form. For all of your cavity detection needs, call us today to schedule your appointment!

We are happy to say that DIAGNOdent technology presents many benefits for our patients:

  • Perhaps the most attractive feature for patients is that DIAGNOdent does not require jabbing a pick into the tooth.
  • Early, potential cavities can be found, cleaned, and sealed before requiring fillings.
  • Since we will detect decay at its early stages, the dentist will be able to preserve a greater amount of your tooth, catching the decay before it spreads.