DIAGNOdent Caries Detection

Identifying and preventing problems or treating them in their earliest stages is one of the most important things we can do for our patients.

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DIAGNOdent is a reliable laser tool to aid in the detection of caries lesions with over a 90% accuracy rate. Even very small lesions can be detected at the earliest stage, enabling us to protect and preserve your tooth substance. The DIAGNOdent operates at a wavelength of 655 nm. At this specific wavelength, clean healthy tooth structure exhibits little or no fluorescence, resulting in very low scale readings on the display. However, carious tooth structure will exhibit fluorescence, proportionate to the degree of caries, resulting in elevated scale readings on the display of the DIAGNOdent.