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Diagnodent® Scans help our Madison area dentists cure what we can’t see.

One comfort-conscious™ dental technology that our Madison area dentists make available for you is the Diagnodent® Scan. This dental care technology tool helps us detect hidden tooth decay before it destroys tooth structure (from the inside out). This is important because undetected tooth decay is a big problem in modern dentistry. The Diagnodent helps us overcome a few limitations of other methods of detecting tooth decay. Dental X-rays and probing with an explorer are not completely reliable in detecting sub-surface tooth decay, particularly when the cavity is in its early stages. Fortunately, the new Diagnodent is a major breakthrough that allows our Madison area dentists to locate the hidden tooth decay, and with dental treatment stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.

How does the Diagnodent detect tooth decay?

The Diagnodent is a unique instrument that our Madison dentists use to provide instant feedback on the health of the tooth. It's painless for you. A pen-like probe simply glides over tooth surfaces, constantly checking the health of the tooth. A number scale and an alarm signals the operator when there are signs of hidden tooth decay. This new dental technology is completely safe and pain-free.

Early cavity detection means our dentists can detect cavities you didn't know you had.

We frequently hear patients express surprise and sometimes even dismay when we first use the Diagnodent to detect tooth decay early on. In fact, it sometimes brings skepticism. "I've never had cavities, and you're telling me that I have three?" If you've never before visited a dentist with this advanced dental technology, it's possible that you've had cavities that have gone undetected. However, the health advantage of early cavity detection is that our dentists can often treat your cavities without drills or shots, and before tooth decay gets worse. This comfort-conscious option is called Laser Dentistry. Our dentists in Madison, surrounding Madison and Monroe offer Diagnodent technology for your benefit. View our complete list of locations, or request an appointment today.