How Lasers Are Changing Cavity Detection
When you went to the dentist years ago due to a cavity, your dentist would always pull out a sharp metal instrument and start picking around inside your mouth. Unfortunately, when decay was found, the explorer would stick in the tooth itself, resulting in pain for the patient. However, the use of lasers in cavity detection has changed this area of dentistry dramatically.
In years past, the human eye or even the sharp explorer could not detect microscopic breaks that take place within a tooth when decay is beginning to form. As a result, a patient’s tooth would have to be in significant decay before treatment could take place. Yet thanks to our laser known as the KaVo Diagnodent, tooth decay can be detected in its earliest stages. As a result, we can offer various treatment options that are far less invasive than before, meaning your teeth can be made good as new faster than you ever imagined.
How Does Laser Cavity Detection Work?
If you’re wondering how laser cavity detection works, you’re not alone. In fact, many of our patients think it’s the stuff right out of science-fiction. However, what may sound like science-fiction is actually science-fact here at Studio B. Once we pick up the KaVo Diagnodent laser and go to work, a process called laser fluoroscopy begins. This process, which involves the laser itself scanning a patient’s teeth to search for those miniscule microscopic breaks in tooth enamel, has revolutionized dentistry as we know it. Because of this, most of our patients are able to keep much of their natural tooth structure, while at the same time maintaining a smile that is healthy and happy.
Want to Learn More?
If you’ve avoided going to the dentist for years out of fear of the dreaded explorer, put your worries aside, since we have put aside our explorer in favor of the KaVo Diagnodent. If you’d like to learn more about this innovative process or are ready to schedule an appointment to take care of a cavity or two, call us at 480-860-0092 or visit studiobsmiles.com today.