Dental Technology in El Reno, OK
Digital X-rays are intraoral cameras are great tools that encourage dentist-patient partnership in treatment planning. At El Reno Family Dentistry, you will benefit from some of the best dental technology available for quality care that is affordably priced.
DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection
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 is only 50 to 75% successful. Cavities can hide along fissure lines or inside biting and occlusal surfaces. Further, 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, we use DIAGNOdent, a revolutionary dental laser that finds cavities in the earliest stages.
DIAGNOdent technology uses a laser diode to inspect teeth, comparing reflection wavelength against a healthy baseline wavelength to uncover decay. First, we take a benchmark reading by aiming the laser onto one of your healthy enamel tooth surfaces, shining the laser into all suspect areas. As it pulses into grooves, fissures and cracks, the laser reflects fluorescent light to a specific wavelength which is measured by receptors, converted to an acoustic signal, evaluated electronically to reveal a value between 1 and 100, and then displayed on the screen. Any variation from the healthy baseline value stimulates emission of a different wavelength and alerts us to a weakened area of decay. Not surprisingly, this technology quickly and precisely identifies even the tiniest bit of decay. This means shallower, simpler fillings, preserving more tooth structure, and providing a specific means of monitoring suspicious areas.
At El Reno Family Dentistry, your family comes first. Call our El Reno, OK office today to schedule an appointment at El Reno Family Dentistry. Located in El Reno, we serve Minco, Calumet, Hinton, and other communities in Canadian County with quality care at affordable prices.