Fluoridated water has helped many people keep their teeth decay-free but, ironically, it has made it harder for dentists to detect cavities. Fluoride use has resulted in harder tooth enamel and, as a result, cavities that once began on the surface of teeth have migrated below the surface.
The KaVo DIAGNOdent Classic is a device that aids dentists in the detection of cavities. It uses a sensitive laser probe that can locate even newly developed and hidden cavities with high accuracy. The DIAGNOdent Classic detects cavities without the side effects of other detection methods. Those side effects may include:
- Tissue damage
The DIAGNOdent Classic works by measuring the differences in fluorescence between healthy and diseased tissue. Its laser light penetrates tiny fissures, allowing dentists to see cavities clearly, and with much more detail than with older cavity detection methods such as X-rays.
Benefits of KaVo DIAGNOdent Classic
The KaVo DIAGNOdent Classic has a number of benefits, which include:
- Minimally invasive for patient
- Is 90 percent accurate in cavity detection
- Avoids exploratory or more invasive treatments for diagnosis
- Eliminates radiation exposure
The KaVo DIAGNOdent Classic is an invaluable tool for detection of cavities when a tooth looks whole and healthy on the surface, or when only a small portion of a cavity is visible. The DIAGNOdent Classic enables a dentist to treat sub-surface tooth problems before they become worse.