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The Advantages of Laser Cavity Detection

Advantages of Laser Cavity Detection

When an Arlington dentist reviews the need for cavity detection for repair, it may bring to mind poking and prodding in the mouth that can be incredibly uncomfortable. X-rays are often needed as well to look for cavities that are not visible. However, thanks to continued advances in dentistry, patients can now enjoy laser cavity detection at Rush Creek Dentistry.

dentist chair At Rush Creek Dentistry in Arlington, we understand how important it is to find and diagnose cavities as soon as possible, before they become a bigger problem. At every recall visit, we will use our laser cavity detection device to help us find hidden caries or infections in the teeth that may otherwise not be noticeable. Before drilling into a tooth, the dentists at Rush Creek Dentistry can find out whether or not there is a need for treatment. 

Laser cavity detection uses a handheld device that can notify a dentist of any concerns underneath the tooth surface. The pen scans the enamel and if the light detects a problem, it signals the dentist immediately on the display. Then, further diagnostic services can be performed and a treatment plan determined. This may includes series of x-rays before fillings are discussed.

Before treatment, the dentist reviews the process with patients so they know what to expect before, during, and after the DIAGNOdent process. Patients may even ask questions about this handy tool to help them better understand how it can effectively detect areas of decay and infection deep within the tooth’s structure without it being visible.

If you are interested in a more comfortable experience at the dentist, now is a great time to work with the team of Rush Creek Dentistry. Our practice invests in patients by obtaining some of the most advanced solutions for dental health and wellness, including DIAGNOdent. New patients are welcome to visit our practice and learn about the ways in which diagnostic and preventative dentistry has changed over just the last few years with non-invasive examination tools such as this.