The Diagnodent discovers cavities. Cavities come in two varieties: large ones or small (incipient) caries. We use laser technology in verifying the detection of cavities. A small cavity may either appear to be a pinpoint hole, a dark area on the biting surface of the tooth, or a whitish spot.
The DIAGNODENT allows us to objectively gauge the depth and the extent of the cavity without physically drilling into the tooth. This also will let us know if it is possible to remove the decay with our WATERLASE and avoid the use of anesthesia or conventional drills.