The use of lasers to detect cavities is a revolutionary means of detecting dental problems at the earliest possible stage. Early detection of decay helps prevent its spread and preserves more of the natural tooth structure.
By pointing a painless laser diode at your teeth into grooves, fissures and cracks, it reflects fluorescent light which in turn can be measured instantly to detect problems ranging from some enamel softening that merits close monitoring or a definite area of decay requiring a filling.
Benefites of Laser Cavity Detection:
– Decay is caught sooner and with more precision
– Requires no harmful x-rays
– No scratching probe: simple, fast, and painless examination