At Dillon Dental in West Los Angeles, we use the latest technology to help you achieve optimal oral health. DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection is an advanced piece of technology that gives us the ability to detect and diagnose hidden areas of decay. DIAGNOdent can help us see problem areas that cannot be detected with traditional dental tools or the naked eye.
Because of the widespread use of fluoride, many minor cavities and spots of tooth decay do not initially appear on the surfaces of the teeth. Instead, they develop inside the tooth and destroy the inner tooth before manifesting on the outer surface. By the time the cavities appear on the surface of the teeth, there is significant inner damage.
DIAGNOdent laser technology measures the each tooth’s fluorescence to detect tooth decay inside the tooth, when the damage isn’t as severe. Using the information from a traditional examination as well as the DIAGNOdent exam, our dentist and dental team can help protect your teeth against decay so you can have a healthy smile for life.