DIAGNODENT - Early Dectection of Dental Cavities
Our dental office has a simple,
fast and painless dental examination using the DIAGNOdent, a harmless
laser scanner, which will help us with the early detection of dental
cavities. With this laser dental treatment even very small lesions are
now detected at the earliest stage, enabling us to protect and preserve
your teeth and smile.
The Diagnodent laser cavity detection
system is the most significant breakthrough in diagnosing tooth decay
since the dental x-ray. With the widespread use of fluoride in both
drinking water and toothpastes, it is much harder to detect tooth
cavities than ever before. This is because the fluoride hardens the
enamel so that most tooth decay starts in microscopic defects in the
hard surface, and can readily spread into the softer surface beneath.
This destroys the tooth from the inside out.
The Diagnodent dental laser system is a
pen-like probe that sends a safe, painless laser beam into the tooth and
checks its health. A number scale and an alarm will signal when there
are signs of hidden dental cavity. This allows us to determine if decay
is lurking beneath the apparently healthy tooth surface. This dental
laser technology allows us to catch tooth cavities at an earlier stage,
before the tooth is destroyed from the inside out. This dental laser
cavity detection will help prevent more extensive dental procedures.
X-rays, also called radiography, provide an important tool
the condition of your teeth, roots, jaw, and overall facial bone
composition. X-rays can reveal the advanced nature of periodontal
disease, as well as tumors and abscesses.
There are three basic kinds of X-rays:
- Bitewings are the most
conventional kind of dental X-rays and
are used to spot cavities and decay.
X-rays are broad pictures of an entire tooth structure
and are used to spot deep tooth problems, such as impacted teeth, bone
loss, and abscesses.
- Panoramic X-rays
are designed to capture an entire mouth, and have
been used to spot tumors and cysts, as well as wisdom teeth.
Patients have little reason to be concerned about the health effects of
dental X-rays; chances are you receive more radiation from sunlight in
one day than one sitting involving dental X-rays.
Exposure to radiation is extremely brief and minimal. Because we use
digital technology, we can now obtain digital X-ray images of your
teeth, using up
to 90% less radiation, making X-rays safer for you and your
ODYSSEY DIODE LASER
This technology is one of the most practical and least invasive technology
available to deliver restorative and preventive care. The ODYSSEY 2.4G DIODE
LASER represents the latest solid state diode laser technology available
for soft tissue modification and preventative care.
Examples of procedures that are routinely performed with the Odyssey
- -Clinical crown lengthening
- -Soft tissue debridement
- -Orthodontic tissue control
- -Frenum release
- -Cold sore treatment
- -Implant access