It is a laser examination tool used for the early detection of decay.
DIAGNOdent is a laser examination tool used for the early detection of decay. It is very effective in spotting even the smallest lesions at the earliest stages. The light-emitting device is placed on the teeth and gives dentists a digital readout, which can help them analyse and determine if there is decay in the teeth.
Decay that’s spotted by the device is usually the type that can’t easily be found with other methods. The use of DIAGNOdent also requires no anaesthetic, and is pain and radiation-free, making it safe and suitable for all patients.
DIAGNOdent consists of a pen-like probe which sends a safe and painless laser beam into the tooth to measure internal fluorescence. The laser, which operates at a specific wavelength (655 nm), and uses two-way optics to quantify the amount of light reflected back out of the tooth. Normal, healthy teeth reflect less light than a carious tooth. The more light that the tooth reflects, and the more fluorescent it appears, the more decay it carries.
Rayside Dental strives to bring patients the best possible dental technology. That’s why we use advanced detection devices such as DIAGNOdent - with it, we can effectively spot decay and properly treat our patients in a non-invasive manner. Contact us to book your next check-up, and we can help you catch issues before they begin.
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