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Laser Cavity Detection: Why We Use It at Rush Creek Dentistry

March 15, 2018
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Posted By: Rush Creek Dentistry
man preparing for laser cavity detection

When it comes to tooth decay, the earlier we can detect it, the sooner we can deal with it and prevent it from getting any larger. We are excited to offer DIAGNOdent laser technology at Rush Creek Dentistry. This tool scans the surfaces of your teeth, letting Dr. Sater know if there is decay present that is not yet visible to the naked eye.

With laser cavity detection in Arlington, we can provide our patients with unparalleled accuracy and precision, finding hidden decay while it is still easy—and less invasive—to treat.

How DIAGNOdent Laser Technology Works

This unique tool is a pen-like wand that detects hidden decay on the surfaces of your teeth. This accurate tool is completely painless yet highly reliable. The laser uses light to expose even the tiniest of cavities. If a tooth is healthy, there is minimal refraction when we aim the laser at the tooth. When there is decay, the light will be reflected.

Is Laser Cavity Detection Treatment Good for Everyone?

We recommend laser cavity detection for almost all of our patients. We routinely use laser cavity detection as part of your regular dental checkup.

Finding tooth decay early means that needed fillings are smaller, leaving more of the natural tooth intact. The bigger the filling, the more likely it is that teeth can break down, chip, or fracture. Finding cavities when they are smaller means your teeth stay strong and healthy longer.

The Importance of Preventive Care

Prevention is crucial if you are to maintain optimal oral health. With laser dentistry, we can provide more accurate and precise treatment diagnoses. We want you to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles, and we are happy to offer leading-edge technology such as the DIAGNOdent to help.

Call Rush Creek Dentistry today for laser cavity detection in Arlington!

 

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