Until recently, dentists detected cavities using a pointy instrument that was pushed into the tooth. If the instrument got stuck, the dentist had found a cavity. This old system is only 25% accurate. Today we use a Diagnodent Laser to gently scan the surface of your teeth. You will feel nothing. The Diagnodent is so accurate that we can find cavities and fix them before they need costly large fillings.
This significantly reduces the need for injections and discomfort. Often the detected cavities can be fixed without any discomfort at all – using no injections! Prior to the development of the Diagnodent Laser, these small cavities were not detectable until they became much larger and more difficult to fill.