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Diagnodent Laser

The Laser Cavity Detection

To provide the best service at Dr. Kakos’ office we incorporated in oral examinations DIAGNODENT- the Laser Cavity Detection System.

We find that Diagnodent is a useful adjunct to visual and radiographic examination in detecting dental caries.
Even very small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling us to protect and preserve the tooth substance.

The Diagnodent Laser Scanner shines a harmless laser beam into the tooth which reflects back. If tooth decay is present even in small amounts, the Diagnodent sensor will alert the doctor.

Early diagnosis of the decay process leads to more conservative treatment. The Air Abrasion System with its promise of conservative preparations with no need for anesthetic seemed perfect for these types of restorations.

The Diagnodent at our Arlington Heights office is a part of the comprehensive exam for each new patient. During hygiene appointments some patients will require the use of this device – only areas that we deemed suspicious of a possible cavity.

The Diagnodent is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the ADA (American Dental Association) for the detection of beginning stages of tooth decay.