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How Laser Cavity Detection Benefits You Marietta, GA

How Laser Cavity Detection Benefits You

Dental Patient Marietta GA

In the past, a dentist could only detect a cavity through x-rays or by probing and catching a sticky pit in the reachable grooves of your teeth.  While this is certainly effective, it typically means that the area of decay has already damaged notable tooth structure and is already large enough to require a filling or other restoration. Now, dentists have access to sophisticated laser technology in modern dentistry. DIAGNOdent cavity detection system has revolutionized the way your dentist diagnosis and treats tooth decay. The DIAGNOdent is a laser detection tool that reveals cavities before they are visible to the naked eye and even before they show up on an x-ray. This means early intervention to protect your teeth from further damage as well as the potential for more conservative and cost-saving treatment options.

How Does DIAGNOdent Work?

The DIAGNOdent system uses a laser to find interproximal cavities (between the teeth) as well as those beneath the tooth’s surface (before they reach the enamel). Rest assured that the process is quick and painless. DIAGNOdent first sends laser beams onto healthy tooth material to get a baseline reflection wavelength. Next, the laser scans each tooth to measure the tooth’s structure and detect areas of decay where the reflection wavelength changes. The system reads the fluorescence of each tooth and provides an audio signal and digital readout to notify the dentist where there are areas of concern. DIAGNOdent is safe for both children and adults.

The Perks of Laser Cavity Detection

Now that you know how it works, let’s discuss the remarkable advantages that DIAGNOdent provides over conventional cavity detection methods. Benefits of this breakthrough laser cavity detection device include:

  • More precise and accurate – no guesswork in cavity diagnosis
  • Detects cavities at the earliest possible stage
  • Allows immediate treatment of decay – possibly helping patients avoid extra drilling or more invasive repairs
  • Very safe – no radiation, only a safe light energy
  • Protects and preserves more healthy tooth structure
  • Painless – a non-invasive scanning process so you can relax

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we are proud to give patients state-of-the-art dental care so they can receive more effective, more comfortable and safer dental procedures. Call us today to find out more about DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Marietta, GA 30060

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