X-rays don't show the complete picture. The Diagnodent helps detect dental caries at the earliest possible stage. Dr Chapin can't think of practicing without this (we have 3 of them!) He feels so stongly about the value of laser cavity detection that we scan all our patients routinely at no additional fee.
The Diagnodent fluorescent laser finds cavities which lie beneath the surface of the tooth. There are often cavities that x-rays and the explorer do not find. This advanced technology helps to preserve a greater amount of your tooth structure by uncovering dental decay before it progresses too far.