Dr. Rubinstein uses many types of lasers, including the Diagnodent, which is a safe fluorescent laser that detects hidden tooth decay accurately, quickly, and at the earliest possible stage.
Diagnodent® accurately exposes areas of tooth decay without scratching, probing or “opening up the tooth.” This provides a greater chance of identifying, treating, and retaining a natural tooth without the need for expensive and time-consuming restorations.
How can Diagnodent® help me?
Because Diagnodent® exposes caries earlier, more treatment options are possible. Here are some of the other benefits associated with Diagnodent®:
Allows dentists to perform treatment with greater confidence.
Allows for the investigation of suspicious areas.
- Helps reduce future dental procedures.
More accurate than any other diagnostic tool.
- No need for invasive investigations.
No pain or scratching.
What does the Diagnodent® process involve?
The Diagnodent® process is performed within the scope of a regular dental checkup. It is strikingly similar to having a laser pointer aimed at the teeth. Diagnodent® is a hi-tech tool, which painlessly scans a clean tooth surface with a laser beam, then provides a digital readout reflecting the density of the underlying tooth structure. Once the dentist determines which teeth are suffering from decay, a plan can be formulated and treatment options can be discussed. In most cases, the early detection of decay means more treatment options and a greater chance of saving the affected tooth.
If you have any questions about Diagnodent®, please ask your dentist.