Did you know that half of cavities found in your teeth could go undetected by current diagnostic techniques? Through use of the DIAGNOdent™, our dentist, Dr. Victoria Nguyen, now offers a unique service that can detect caries at the earliest stage. The DIAGNOdent allows for early detection of pathological changes that are undiagnosed by conventional examination methods. The DIAGNOdent allows Dr. Nguyen to detect caries that is right below the surface of the tooth and undetectable to the eye, called “hidden caries.” Due to fluoridation, dental enamel has become harder which has caused caries to go “underground.” This is where the decay is present below the surface so undetectable to the naked eye and sometimes not seen on an X-ray. The DIAGNOdent uses modern laser technology to detect hidden decay. This is a great benefit to the patient as cavities can be detected while quite small. This leads to less trauma to the tooth and a much smaller and cheaper filling.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please reach out at 541-779-4344 for DIAGNOdent in Medford, Oregon, today!