Thanks to a revolutionary tool called the Diagodent, you can avoid a root canal by visiting the dentists at Wainright & Wassel DDS. The Diagodent uses a laser to help our dentists find small areas of tooth decay.
The grooves on the top or sides of the teeth have stumped dentists for years. Previously, they had to stick a sharp instrument into the grooves to determine if there was anything sticky and diagnose tooth decay. This was not the ideal method for diagnosing tooth decay as the decay had to be wider than the actual instrument. Now, The Diagodent can give dentists the opportunity to detect the smallest of tooth decay.
How the Diagodent Work
Through a laser light, the Diagnodent measures the density of tooth enamel. A numeric value is then assigned to the groove using a ratio of reflected light. In the event that ratio reaches a certain number, dentists know that the grooves need to be opened in sealed. If the threshold is below that number, dentists may remineralize the enamel instead of filling it.
The majority of of the fillings that the Diagnodent detects early can be treated with the Waterlase Dental Laser or Kinetic Cavity Preparation rather than with a shot and drill. If you would like to ensure your cavities are detected early and avoid deep fillings, root canals, crowns, and tooth extractions, it is in your best interest to visit our office on a regular basis. After all, prevention and early treatment is essential to maintaining a healthy mouth, teeth, and gums.
Schedule an Appointment at Wainright & Wassel DDS Today
To learn more about how the Diagodent can help you avoid the discomfort that is often associated with a root canal and other dental procedures, schedule an appointment at Wainright & Wassel DDS today. You can call us at 919-847-1322 or fill out an online appointment request.