Although significant advances (eg, improved oral hygiene, fluoridated water supply) have been made in caries prevention, occlusal pit-and-fissure decay still remains a major concern.
Conventional methods of diagnosing dental caries such as manual probing and radiographic evaluation are often ineffective in detecting enamel defects, as they may be too small or inaccessible to the diagnostic tool.
Research indicates that, while 80% of caries lesions occur in the chewing surface anatomy, a significant percentage of these lesions go virtually undetected using conventional protocols.
The DIAGNOdent measures laser fluorescence within tooth structure.
DAGNOdent is the revolutionary new way to find even the smallest areas of tooth decay. By using this new technology, Dr. Iancu is able to target and treat all of your small problem areas before they turn into larger issues that require more complicated procedures.
Dr. Iancu uses the DIAGNOdent laser as a routine part of exams and there is no additional fee associated with the scan.