A revolutionary breakthrough in early diagnosis, the DIAGNOdent uses laser technology to detect tooth decay. At Fountain View Dentistry, we always enjoy utilizing what Dr. Harden has termed “Patient- Friendly Technology,” which we define as technology that patients consider an enjoyable benefit to their dental diagnosis and treatment.
In the past, the dental hook was accepted as the standard for the detection of tooth decay. Now, with DIAGNOdent, we can diagnose decay objectively, scientifically, and comfortably. The DIAGNOdent laser completely and totally answers the question “do I have a cavity?” by scanning and transmitting the results into a quantified number from 1 to 99. The higher the number, the worse the tooth decay. The DIAGNOdent reinforces its cavity detection results with an audible tone that increases in pitch as the numbers get higher.
A Comfortable Alternative
This new technology replaces delayed diagnosis of a tooth using an explorer to poke into the tooth, which was a more subjective diagnosis by the dentist. Leading testing facilities rave about the benefits of DIAGNOdent, and patients rave about the level of comfort and accuracy. This diagnostic tool has proven itself as the ideal method of cavity detection for both hygienist and doctor.