Laser cavity detection uses a device that is designed to detect decay and to monitor suspected areas. The device, of which the most popular is called the Diagnodent, uses a laser to measure the fluorescence of decay. Teeth do not fluoresce, but decay will. The device uses a range of numbers that tell the dentist if the area in question needs to be treated now or simply monitored. The Diagnodent can detect decay at its earliest stages and allows for minimally invasive dental solutions. Smaller fillings mean less discomfort, less expense and stronger teeth. Most dentists do not use a laser cavity detector as a final diagnosis tool, they still refer to x-rays and direct clinical exam.


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