At Durango Laser Dentistry, we feature an electronic cavity detector to discover cavities at the earliest stage possible. This is a safe and effective battery powered device that allows us to check the health of all your teeth to ensure we address problems early on rather than later.
How Does an Electronic Cavity Detector Work?
An electronic cavity detector is designed with a stainless-steel tip we use to place in the pits and fissures of the teeth. As the tip is placed inside the tooth, it will alert the rest of the machine to let us know whether there is tooth decay present. If there is tooth decay, our dentist and team will discuss a treatment plan with you to improve the health of the tooth. Possible treatments may include:
- Dental fillings
- Fluoride treatment
- Dental sealants
Benefits of Electronic Cavity Detection
The main benefit of electronic cavity detection is to find cavities early on so you can receive treatment as soon as possible. This can protect you from:
- Further tooth decay
- Tooth pain
- Dental abscesses
Tooth decay can also be reversible if detected in the very early stages.
Schedule Your Personal Consultation
Want to learn more about electronic cavity detection in Durango, Colorado? Contact us today at 970-247-2677 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mason Miner to find out! We look forward to caring for your smile.