DIAGNOdent is a powerful new laser technology used for early detection and diagnosis of tooth decay. DIAGNOdent helps locate decay that is nearly invisible to the naked eye or that is hidden in the cracks and crevices of teeth. This allows us to treat the decay early, requiring less removal of the natural tooth structure. This allows the tooth to maintain its strength, and be less likely to crack or break easily in the future. Early decay detection means an easier and less costly treatment for you.
3D Cone Beam
Similar to the medical CT scan, but with much less radiation, the 3D Cone Beam takes three-dimensional images of your tooth and surrounding oral structures. The clear, sharp images allow us to clearly see the tooth and its root structure as well as the jawbone, nerves and soft tissue. Since we are able to see the internal structures, we are more easily able to detect, diagnose and treat issues while they are small, and before they cause significant damage. The 3D Cone Beam allows us to diagnose and make recommendations so that you can make informed decisions about your needed treatment.
Oral Cancer Screening
We now know that oral cancer claims one life every hour in the U.S. That is more than the number of lives lost to skin cancer, cervical cancer or Hodgkin’s disease, and it is of great concern to our doctors. This is especially true because oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when caught early.
At a patient’s first visit and every subsequent checkup we will be offering oral cancer screening.
Fiber Optic Transillumination
The fiber optic transillumination is a diagnostic device that emits a concentrated beam of bright light. The intense light can reveal cavities located between teeth or under restorations. It is also able to detect cracks in your teeth that are not visible to the naked eye. The fiber optic transillumination device allows us to diagnose and treat issues when they are small, before they begin to cause pain or significant tooth structure damage.