Diagnodent Cavity-Detection System
Cavities can hide in your teeth. At the St. Andrew’s Dental Centre, it is our goal to help detect cavities when they are small, so as to prevent a more complex dental problem from developing.
Among the newest technologies is a small laser instrument called the DIAGNOdent caries detection system, which allows us to locate hidden decay that once treated, will stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.
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
With conventional instruments, it is generally not possible to probe drop-shaped fissures.
DIAGNOdent has the great advantage of detecting caries in the very early stage
by measuring the laser fluorescence within the tooth structure.