Utilizing the best method for cavities or caries detection is critical to your oral health. Caries diagnosis in the early stages of tooth decay can help you avoid significant pain and the costly procedure of tooth restoration. Today, there are numerous methods for identifying fissure caries, including optical and radiographic approaches, fluorescence cameras, and specialized devices, such as DIAGNOdent. This laser fluorescence device is excellent for occlusal caries detection, or especially hidden cavities detection.

Tooth restoration can be an expensive procedure, particularly if severe damage has already occurred. Fortunately, the prevalence of tooth deterioration has dropped significantly in recent years due to new technology and better oral health education. With DIAGNOdent, dentists can make minimally invasive cavity preparations, while patients can save money on dental care and extend the life of their teeth. 

The DIAGNOdent laser works by measuring changes in tooth structure, internal and external, and has a high percentage of accuracy for detecting early cavities. Thanks to advancements in decay diagnostic instruments, dentists are now capable of discovering dental caries in their early stages.


DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Screening

Given the importance of using tools like DIAGNOdent for the early detection of dental cavities, it is critical to have a dependable and trustworthy dental office that is up to date on the latest technology. General & Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa is a premier dental office that provides cutting-edge DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Screening.

The DIAGNOdent pen’s laser fluorescence detector is a precise way of detecting fissure caries, sub-surface caries, and periodontitis. It is more than 90% accurate in detecting caries and detecting lesions that explorer or bitewing X-rays cannot find. As the incident laser light is disseminated into the site, the carious tooth structure will exhibit fluorescence in proportion to the degree of caries, showing higher scale readings on the display. As a result, the DIAGNOdent pen detects all infected and affected tissue in almost every case.

Advantages of DIAGNOdent from General & Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa

General & Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa personnel are extremely skilled and highly trained in diagnosing the early stages of caries. The dentists at General & Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa can provide you with the finest caries detection using DIAGNOdent. Here are the advantages that DIAGNOdent from General & Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa offers:

  • Over 90% of all cases of sub-surface caries lesions in children and teenagers can be recognized more readily with the DIAGNOdent pen.
  • Easy identification of the “iceberg” syndrome: 90% of caries are found in the proximal area and can be diagnosed with the DIAGNOdent pen diagnostic tool.
  • Early diagnosis of fissure caries, proximal caries, and calculus is made easier and more accurate, resulting in fewer additional procedures.
  • The DIAGNOdent pen detects infected tissue before it becomes painful, giving the dentist time to provide optimal solutions to patients.
  • With an early caries diagnosis, patients can save money by avoiding the need for more invasive treatment and expensive dental procedures such as crown implantations, root canals, and tooth extractions.
  • DIAGNOdent diagnoses are comfortable and safe.

Dentistry as Unique as Your Smile

General & Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa is an established dental office that has been serving the Tampa Bay area for over 35 years. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry using cutting-edge technology and well-practiced procedures. We specialize in using revolutionary DIAGNOdent technology to detect the early stages of caries and offer remedies to avert complications.

Early identification of tooth decay is critical for preserving healthy oral function and improving a person’s quality of life. Tooth decay will worsen if it goes unnoticed and untreated. Without expedient treatment, tooth decay will eventually impact bigger portions of a tooth and reach the tooth’s internal structures, such as the root canal. Because the root canal contains nerve endings, a large cavity can cause significant discomfort. When cavity-causing bacteria invade the nerve endings, people, particularly children, will almost certainly experience pain as well as have trouble speaking and chewing.

With our DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Screening, we can detect and treat all decays, including those in the early stages that are extremely hard to notice. As a result, you’ll have better dental hygiene, healthy tooth structure, and a smile that will last a lifetime.

Contact us today to schedule a cleaning and DIAGNOdent screening appointment.