The Diagnodent is used as an aid in the diagnosis of dental caries on thoroughly cleaned teeth.
It is a light probe handpiece containing a one-milliwatt laser that is designed to get down into the pits and grooves and discover caries and decay that are not yet visible on an x-ray.
It then sends the readings so the progression of dental caries can be monitored from visit to visit. It detects cavities before they develop into a serious problem and require extensive and expensive treatment.
The Diagnodent is a highly effective and reliable tool in preventative dentistry.