What is it?
Diagnodent is a revolutionary way to detect the cavities with the help of laser diode because in many cases the cavities hide along fissure lines or on the occlusal surfaces which could be very challenging for early detection. This digital readout of the dentist enables to detect the tooth decay at the early level. Before this tiniest bit of tooth decay becomes the problem, its early detection would help to preserve the tooth.
In most cases the visual probing and x-ray clues are only fifty to seventy five percent accurate. But in this case, it is completely safe and cost effective without any exposure to X-rays. This technique is completely painless without any scratching. The digital readings would only show from the reflection of light regarding the amount of tooth decay. More the reflection occurs from the tooth indicates the presence of tooth decay. But no reflection of laser light would occur if tooth remains healthy.
The scanning of tooth surface with the laser beam provides information about the tooth structure and laser fluorescence within the tooth. Once the tooth decay is determined the treatment plans and greater chances of saving the affected tooth would be discussed in a free wheel manner.