DIAGNOcam Trans-illumination Cavity Detection
Studies have shown that the DIAGNOcam is an innovative new instrument which in some cases, can even more accurately detect the presence and extent of hidden dental decay where conventional methods of visual inspection, probing with a dental probe and x-rays can be inconsistent and open to interpretation.
In certain circumstances, the DIAGNOcam’s accuracy can be enhanced when used in conjunction with the DIAGNOdent instrument.
The technology uses a digital, fibre-optic infra-red laser which painlessly “trans-illuminates” a tooth to identify cracks and very small demineralisation defects that occur when dental decay first starts.
Because the instrument uses laser light, absolutely no x-ray dose is required.
Dental decay is a complex process that occurs in several stages, from a barely detectable demineralisation defect, right through to a very large and obvious cavity, infected with bacteria.
The critical stage is when the early decay process finally breaks the enamel surface, causing a “dental cavity” which then requires cleaning and filling. Wouldn’t it great if a dentist could identify a developing cavity in the early stages and even reverse the decay process before a filling is even required?
The challenge for dentists has always been how to accurately determine this threshold with the traditional methods they have…until now.
Dr Findlay examines his patients with the DIAGNOdent and DIAGNOcam instruments as a fantastic new way of increasing the accuracy of the diagnostic process. In a surprising number of cases with the early detection of the decay process and appropriate preventative advice, fluoride and healOZONE treatments, it can be arrested or even reversed, and a filling can be avoided. Wow!