DIAGNOdent Cavity Detection

In order to maintain healthy and attractive teeth, the earliest possible care is essential. That’s why Cedar Cliff Dental offers the renowned DIAGNOdent detection system. It accurately and reliably aids in the detection of cavities. Even very small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling you to protect and preserve the tooth structure.

X-rays and probing with a dental explorer are limited in detecting sub-surface decay, particularly when the cavity is in its early stages. DIAGNOdent is a major breakthrough that allows our office to monitor the areas below the hard surfaces of your teeth and detect cavities in their earliest stages, before they progress into a potential tooth ache or worse.

 

DIAGNOdent is a unique instrument that provides important, instant feedback on the health of the tooth.To detect these dental caries, your hygienist will use a pen-like probe that painlessly glides over your tooth surfaces, constantly checking the health of the tooth. DIAGNOdent will display a number scale, correlating to the presence of altered tooth substances and bacteria that fluoresce when they are exposed to a specific wavelength of light. If the number displayed is high enough for concern, an alarm signals the operator that there are signs of hidden decay in the tooth that is being scanned.