DIAGNODent is an advanced dental technology that can help us find tooth decay more effectively. Visual examination and dental explorers help us find decay on the surfaces of teeth, and x-rays show us advanced decay and decay between teeth. However, these methods don’t find decay that’s located inside the tooth, so we add DIAGNODent to help us discover this hidden decay. The light probe scans your teeth with harmless pulses of laser light. When the laser reaches decay under the surface of the tooth, the decay emits a fluorescent light. This fluorescent light bounces back to the sensor, and is translated into a digital readout and an audible signal. In general, the higher the number, the greater the amount of decay in the tooth. With DIAGNODent, we can more accurately and reliably find decay in its earliest stages, before it causes more widespread damage. This enables us to provide treatment before your tooth is at risk of more extensive and expensive treatment.