In the past, tooth decay was often undetected until cavities were large enough to be diagnosed with an x-ray and a gauged needle. Laser microdentistry allows dentists to detect cavities in their earliest stages to help correct the decayed area before it causes noticeable destruction.
How Does Laser Microdentistry Work?
Laser microdentistry is made possible with the use of a special laser scanning device which provides a cue when a very small cavity has been found. The tiny cavity can then be treated as necessary to prevent the decay from causing further damage to the tooth.
What Is the Benefit of Laser Microdentistry?
Laser Microdentistry allows your dentist to detect cavities before they become severe. Once a small cavity is found, your dentist can effectively treat the decayed area quickly with the use of a hard tissue laser. The use of lasers in microdentistry provide the opportunity to treat cavities in their early stages in a minimally invasive and painless manner. Laser microdentistry also makes treatment procedures more affordable than previous cavity treatments.
How Much Time Does Laser Microdentistry Require?
The diagnostic process and corrective treatment are accomplished quickly because it is detecting and fixing small cavities. The procedures can be done more quickly because of there being no need for an anesthetic.