Tooth decay begins at a microscopic stage but can quickly advance, causing pain and even permanent tooth loss. In only six months time (the typical period between hygiene visits) an undetected cavity could grow into a serious condition that could require root canal therapy and a crown – two expensive procedures that could have been avoided by visiting Dr. Makrauer or Dr. Miller regularly.
To help avoid this type of problem, Dr. Makrauer and Dr. Miller use Diagnodent™, one of the most significant advances in preventative dentistry in many years. Diagnodent uses laser technology to detect cavities at the earliest stage possible, when only minor treatment is typically required. This technology helps thousands of patients avoid the pain and costs that are a result of more advanced cavities.
It is often difficult to determine whether a discoloration in a tooth is a cavity forming or just a stain or defect in the tooth. Diagnodent takes the guess work away. In addition to early stage detection, the Diagnodent technology can precisely determine the need for opening and filling a tooth. This early detection and accuracy keeps fillings small and conservative. Due to Diagnodent’s incredible ability to identify issues accurately and quickly, it helps avoid serious dental problems that require a more aggressive treatment approach.
Diagnodent is just one of many advanced tools that Dr.Makrauer and Dr. Miller uses to ensure each and every one of his patients receives the best possible treatment available. With these tools, he is able to accurately diagnose an issue his patient is dealing with and utilize the most effective treatment in a timely fashion.
This investment in the latest preventive dental technology is just one more example of how Dr. Makrauer and Dr. Miller fulfill their goal of providing patients a lifetime of healthy smiles. Call us today to learn more about how Diagnodent can keep your teeth as healthy as possible.