Laser Cavity Detection - The John Fornetti Dental Center

Laser Cavity Detection

We Have The Latest Technology

Sometimes it’s difficult for us to diagnose cavities, especially in the pits and grooves on the biting surfaces of your back teeth. The traditional way to check for cavities was by looking for visual signs of decay on the tooth, checking x-rays or feeling for a soft area with a dental explorer. Nowadays we utilize laser cavity detection.

Laser Cavity Detector, also know as DIAGnodent, is a laser technology that scans your teeth with harmless pulses of light. When a cavity is present fluorescent light of a different wavelength bounces back to the sensor, which is translated to a digital readout. Catching small cavities is more cost effective than allowing the cavity to grow and require more treatment.