A cavity is an area in a tooth that has tooth decay. Traditionally, dentists use visual dental exams and dental X-rays to locate and diagnose cavities. However, cavities tend to hide and are especially difficult to locate in their early stages. For more efficiency and accuracy, Dr. Roy Oyangen’s office in Schenectady, NY uses a DIAGNOdent to detect a cavity.
DIAGNOdent can easily locate cavities early and even before they are visible. It helps us protect your teeth. This is an extremely accurate diagnostic tool. It is proven to be over 90% accurate in detecting cavities. DIGANOdent is minimally invasive. This technology is fast, painless, portable and is ideal for the patient, dentist, and hygienist. DIAGNOdent improves your oral health, as it allows the detection of cavities in the beginning stages of development. This is not effective to look through Crowns or other Ceramic Restorations.
DIAGNOdent uses a specific wavelength of light to identify cavities. With the wavelength emitted, healthy tooth structure shows little or no fluorescence. However, tooth decay exhibit fluorescence proportionate to the degree of decay. The degree of decay reads on the display of the DIAGNOdent.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment, contact Advanced Aesthetics Dentistry today.