Scanning is believing. The Diagnodent is a small laser which scans your teeth with harmless laser light searching for hidden decay.
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.
X-rays and probing with an explorer are limited in detecting sub surface decay especially if the cavity is in the early stages. Early detection of problems minimize the expenses related to major tooth repair.
This instrument provides instant feedback on the health of a tooth. A pen like probe simply glides over tooth surfaces checking the health of the tooth. A number scale and an alarm signals the operator when there is signs of hidden decay.
This technology is completely safe and pain free.