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The 411 on Laser Cavity Detection Marietta, GA

The 411 on Laser Cavity Detection

Laser technology has taken a powerful place in many medical fields. Dentistry is certainly no different. In fact, laser technology has dramatically improved the way we treat gum disease, perform oral surgery and more. Now, lasers are also helping dentists detect cavities. In the past, dental caries were most often diagnosed with x-rays. However, with the modern technology of laser light systems, we can detect tooth decay at a much earlier stage.

What is the benefit? By detecting a cavity early, your dentist is able to provide a much more conservative treatment. In some cases, the cavity may be so early that preventative therapies (such as sealants and fluoride) are implemented to help patients avoid treatment while the dentist simply monitors the affected area.

Laser cavity detection devices are sophisticated instruments that are comfortable for the patient and more accurate for the dentist. These tools provide precise measurements to the dentist so that an appropriate treatment plan can be put in place immediately.

How Does it Work?

Most laser cavity detection tools work by revealing structural changes in the teeth by measuring the fluorescence of each tooth layer after a laser light shines on the teeth. A clean, healthy tooth shows minimal or no fluorescence, resulting in low unit readings. If a tooth has a cavity, the tooth exhibits greater fluorescence and the laser detection device corresponds with a higher reading and audio signal.

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer the latest technology in dentistry to our patients. This means that we can provide dental care that is more comfortable, safer and more efficient than ever before. If you have any questions surrounding our specific laser assisted cavity detection system, please do not hesitate to ask.

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

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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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