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Laser Cavity Detection

With increased use of fluoride during the past few decades, the enamel on our teeth is stronger than ever. The better news is that, we are less likely to develop cavities than our grandparents ever were. However, some cavities are so small or well-hidden that they remain undetected during a visual examination—and even after X-rays are taken. That’s why Azalea City Dental has added the Diagnodent to the state-of-the-art diagnostic tools in the practice. The Diagnodent uses safe, painless laser light technology to expose dental problems that are otherwise concealed below the surface of the tooth. During an examination, your doctor scans the device over your teeth. If any cavities are present, they will emit a different wavelength of light, alerting your doctor of the hidden problem. Depending on the size of the cavity and other factors, we may recommend cleaning, sealing, filling or simply monitoring the area.