Cavities are often hidden in the grooves of molars and pits of other teeth, and can easily be missed by traditional dental explorers and even x-rays. The DIAGNOdent™ laser scanner represents the latest advancement in detection technology. This means we are able to find cavities sooner, while they are still small. Early detection means less extensive (and expensive) treatment.
How does this amazing technology work? A fluorescent light bounces off the cavity and is picked up by the sensor. The data is then automatically converted into a numeric readout for the dentist. You'll hear a low beep when a cavity is found.