The Diagnodent tool is used as a part of every one of our check-ups as a means of detecting hidden cavities.
Traditionally, when dentists were looking for holes in your teeth they used a dental pick. The first picture illustrates how these can fail to identify the true depth of existing cavities in your teeth.
In the second picture, the Diagnodent, or ‘Laser Cavity Scanner’ uses a high-tech beam of laser light to reach down into areas that the pick was simply unable to access. Diagnosis is instant, accurate, and 100% comfortable. Any reading on the machine above 20 is a hole.
We suggest to patients to get it fixed now rather than waiting for the hole to grow bigger, but the option is always in your hands.