Friday, 25 December 2015

Dental Laser Scanners

The Laser Scanner Finds Cavities When They're Very Small

Maybe you've wondered why, after faithfully going to your dentist every six months, you are told at one of your check-ups that you have a large cavity. How did it get so large in such a short period of time? The answer is that the cavity was there six months earlier, it just wasn't detectable with X-rays or visual examination. 

Sometimes very small cavities are not noticeable with conventional methods. However, with advancements in dental technology, the laser scanner can now pick up the start of decay in any tooth, even when other methods fail. The laser scanner allows us to repair a tooth when the cavity is still small, with an invisible, bonded filling. 

The laser scanner also provides accuracy in determining the cause of pain or tooth sensitivity. It eliminates more involved measures for the cause of pain that may not be necessary, and instead identifies the exact area and extent of the problem. Patients welcome the use of the laser scanner to help them keep more of their natural tooth intact and give them all the more reason to smile.

Dentistry by Design  
Horia T. Ionescu, DDS  
9381 E. Stockton Blvd., Suite 100 
Elk Grove, CA 95624 
(916) 685-4662

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