Early Cavity Detection in Highlands Ranch, CO
While dentists are trained to detect cavities in a variety of ways, our tools and experience – even x-rays – don’t catch everything soon enough.
Diagnosing cavities in the back of the mouth using traditional methods is difficult; studies even show that 50% of cavities are left undetected in these areas. However, today’s technologies enable the location of these cavities to put a stop to further decay. To detect cavities with accuracy and precision, we use Logicon Caries Detector Software.
This FDA-approved software allows us to better detect cavities by giving us a visual analysis of your x-rays on the computer screen. This enhances our ability to detect cavities in their earliest stages. Because cavities are now easier to detect, they are also easier and less expensive to treat. If we can catch a cavity early on, we can easily remove the decayed material and fill the cleaned-out cavity area with tooth colored filling material. However, if left undetected, the cavity could worsen and result in a much more difficult treatment, up to and including a root canal and dental crown – or worse, an extraction and dental implant.
Catching a cavity early on is key to a quick and ideal treatment, and with Logicon, early cavity detection is now made possible!