“Is There an Easy Way to Tell if I Have a Cavity?”
Many patients wonder how to tell if you have a cavity.
Traditionally, there is no way for you to see a cavity without a dental examination and often, x-rays.
If you suspect you might have a cavity, come into our office for an evaluation. We now offer a new technology to detect weaknesses in your enamel.
Diagnodent: The Laser Cavity Finder
The DIAGNOdent™ pen shows exactly where the decay lies. It works fast and is reliable.
The laser fluorescence detector within the DIAGNOdent pen is a precise method for detecting fissure caries, proximal caries and periodontitis.
Finding a Cavity
Sub-surface caries lesions can be tremendously challenging to detect using an explorer, and the DIAGNOdent™ offers a perfect adjunct to the diagnostic arsenal.
It is specifically useful for pit and fissure areas – even when the outer tooth surface seems to be intact.
As the incident laser light is dispersed into the site, carious tooth structure will exhibit fluorescence, equivalent to the degree of caries, resulting in higher scale readings on the display.
A clean healthy tooth structure shows little or no fluorescence and will result in very low scale readings on the display.
How to Tell if You Have a Cavity in Alexandria, Northern Virginia
If you are interested in how to tell if you have a cavity look no further than the dental professionals located at Dental Excellence Integrative Center.
To learn more about Dental Excellence Integrative Center call us to schedule an appointment at (703)745-5496.