During every routine dental visit, a few things happen: an exam, a cleaning, and x-rays, if you’re due to have them done. The exam gives your dentist a chance to look for any abnormalities like weak spots in the enamel, gum swelling or bleeding, and sensitivity. The dental explorer ( that metal probe used during a dental exam) helps the dentist analyze the teeth that need more attention. The only problem with this method is that the dentist only knows what he or she can see. If they can’t see it, then a small problem like demineralization will continue to worsen until it’s a full-blow cavity. There is way to receive earlier detection of potential oral issues. An innovative tooth decay detection device called DIAGNOdent offers Dr. James Stewart, your Livonia dentist, a way to explore your teeth from the inside and pinpoint decay at a much earlier stage.
What is DIAGNOdent?
DIAGNOdent is a relatively new method that uses laser technology to read your tooth from the inside out. This unit uses a wand with a laser on the tip. The laser transmits digital information to the unit, alerting your Livonia dentist of the amount of tooth decay your teeth may have. With this tool added to his arsenal, Dr. Stewart can achieve a much more accurate examination of your oral structures.
New Technology, Less Fillings
Since DIAGNOdent offers clearer results, sooner, your tooth decay is detected while it’s still in demineralization, an early stage of tooth decay. If your tooth has only experienced demineralization, fluoride treatments paired with improved oral hygiene could help you avoid a filling in the future. Regular visits to your Livonia dentist are just another safeguard for maintaining a healthy smile.
Livonia Dentist Provides Exceptional Preventative Care
Your Livonia dentist can help your avoid the dental drill with DIAGNOdent technology. This handy, new tool is the best way to detect the early signs of tooth decay that the naked eye might miss. Visit Dr. Stewart today to start your preventative dental care. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (734) 425-4400. You can also visit our website to view a full listing of our services, testimonials, and print patient forms. We look forward to treating patients from Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Northville, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, and surrounding areas.