Finding Decay the Easy Way
One of the most important things we do for our patients is identify and fill cavities. Since any spot of decay can threaten the integrity of an entire tooth, detection is key to preventing a host of potential problems.
Lengthy poking and probing sessions have been an acceptable, if not very comfortable, part of dental exams for years. However, such methods of decay detection are only 50 to 75% successful. Cavities can hide along fissure lines or inside biting and occlusal surfaces.
Furthermore, mechanical exploratory methods are limited to finding only those cavities that are equal to or larger than the probe head. To make the process more comfortable and comprehensive, our Houston dentists use DIAGNOdent by KaVo, a revolutionary dental laser that finds cavities in the earliest stages.