Many people find out about cavities and gum diseases after they have reached serious stages. In the past, diagnostic dentistry didn’t catch negative conditions early because of the limitations of the available technologies. New technology allows your dentist to find cavities and other oral health conditions in their earliest stages to treat them before they become severe.
What is Diagnostic Dentistry?
Diagnostic dentistry is the process of your dentist using multiple tools to find negative conditions in their earliest stages to allow them to be corrected before harsh treatment is necessary.
What Tools Are Used in Diagnostic Dentistry?
Digital x-rays provide the same results as traditional x-rays with reduced radiation exposure.
Capable of finding cavities in their earliest stages when they would have been unnoticed in the past.
Metal tools are used to find abnormal bleeding in the gum tissue. Visual inspections also allow your dentist to find cancerous tissue and inflammation in your gums.
What Are the Benefits of Diagnostic Dentistry?
- Early detection of cavities & gum diseases, allowing negative conditions to be treated in their early stages.
- Saves money. Discovering negative conditions early will require less severe treatment, which will save you money.
- Less pain. Tiny cavities can be treated without anesthesia, meaning no pain.