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Laser Cavity Detection

Diagnodent device.Catching decay or cavities on teeth in the earliest stages can help protect your teeth from damage. In the past, cavities were often not found until they were large enough to detect on an x-ray or through a physical exam with a dental explorer. With laser cavity detection, our dentists at Gilreath Family Dentistry can identify even tiny amounts of decay in the earliest stages, helping to reduce the need for fillings and protect your teeth from deterioration.

Initial stages of cavities do not show up on x-rays and often are under the surface, not detectable to the eye. Laser cavity detection goes beyond what can be seen with the naked eye or even x-rays, detecting changes in the tooth through the way it reflects light. A healthy tooth will allow laser light to pass through, but if there is decay under the surface, it can reflect the light, detecting cavities that are not yet noticeable through a physical exam or x-rays. This advanced technology helps our dental team address decay in the early stages, protecting your oral health and reducing the amount of treatment needed to remove decay.

What are the Benefits of Using Laser Decay Detection?

When decay attacks teeth, the common treatment is to remove the decay by drilling and filling the cavity. Every filling impacts the structure of the tooth. The larger the cavity, the more damage to the tooth. With laser cavity detection, decay can be caught in the earliest stages and can often be treated without the need for a conventional filling. The decay can usually be removed during a checkup, saving time, money and preventing additional damage to the tooth.

Regular checkups are important to maintain your oral health. When you choose Gilreath Family Dentistry for your oral health care, you will have access to the latest dental technology, including laser cavity detection during your routine checkups. Contact us to schedule your next exam at our clinic in Marietta.

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

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

Our Office

Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Call to Schedule an Appointment:
(770) 796-7081

Gilreath Family Dentistry waiting room Marietta GA.