Accurate, reliable caries detection aid.
More and more of our patients place value on healthy, attractive teeth and a beautiful smile. In order to maintain them, the earliest possible care is essential. DIAGNOdent aids in the detection of caries. Even very small caries are detected at the earliest stage, enabling you to protect and preserve the tooth substance.
If you cannot detect the disease, how can you treat it?
Is it caries? Or is it a healthy tooth? Dentists often experience anxiety when attempting to diagnose the phenomenon known as hidden caries. A suspicious-looking tooth presents a treatment dilemma for dentists. Should the tooth be opened up? What if no caries is found? Should the tooth just be watched or does that give caries more time to destroy the tooth's structure?
A Changing Caries Model
Due to fluoridation, caries have gone "underground." While helping to improve the oral health of many Americans, fluoridation has resulted in harder tooth enamel. Developing caries that once began on the tooth's surface have now migrated below the surface.
The DIAGNOdent is a diagnostic device that aids our dentists in making treatment decisions with confidence. Unlike traditional diagnostic methods, DIAGNOdent is an extremely accurate and reliable adjunct for the detection of subsurface caries. It removes the guesswork that accompanies many treatment decisions regarding questionable areas, such as stained or discolored grooves.