Tooth Cavity Treatment
Fortunately, DIAGNOdent® and DEXIS™ CariVu™ are major breakthroughs that allow our dentists to monitor the areas below the hard surfaces, to locate hidden decay, and with tooth cavity treatment stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.
Laser Cavity Detection
Painless and accurate laser cavity detection. This new technology is completely safe and pain-free. This unique instrument provides instant feedback on the health of the tooth. A pen-like probe simply glides over tooth surfaces constantly checking the health of the tooth. A number scale and an alarm signals the operator when there are signs of hidden decay. This new technology is completely safe and pain-free.
State-of-the-Art Cavity Detection with DIAGNOdent® and DEXIS™ CariVu™
The widespread use of fluoride supplements in dental materials, toothpaste and drinking water has made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay. However, diagnosing cavities beneath the hard surfaces is more challenging because the disease process can start through microscopic defects in the hard surface enamel and can readily spread into the softer tooth structure beneath the surface. X-rays and probing with an explorer are limited in detecting subsurface decay, particularly when the cavity is in its early stages.
It is our goal to help you maintain and improve your oral health. To achieve this goal, the dental care that you and your family receive in our office always includes state of the art equipment. Among the newest technologies is a small laser instrument called the DIAGNOdent®, which scans your teeth with harmless laser light for hidden decay.
More and more patients place value on healthy and attractive teeth. In order to maintain them, the earliest possible care is essential. DIAGNOdent® aids in the cavity detection of caries. Even very small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling you to protect and preserve the tooth substance.
DEXIS™ CariVu™ allows our dentists to see your teeth like never before and capture pictures that both you and our dentists can review for tooth decay with ZERO radiation! This decay detection system that uses near-infrared light to allow us to see through the tooth exposing its structure and the actual structure of any carious lesions with very high accuracy. Since there is no radiation, we can take new images during your visits to monitor any areas of concern.
The exam is painless and simple. Flexible arms gently hug the tooth and bathe it in near-infrared light as the built-in camera takes video and still images. Because there is no radiation, CariVu can be safely used on everyone as often as needed and is safe for kids, pregnant women, and others who want to avoid radiation.