This is where the detective work comes in. We check your mouth for oral cancer, defective crowns and fillings, and new decay. To help us, we use a specialized laser (Kavo DIAGNOdent) that detects cavities in their initial stages. We also count on x-rays that show decay between teeth and under old fillings—things you can’t see or feel yet.
In addition, we use high-powered magnifying glasses or “loupes” that make everything in your mouth look bigger and easier to see. We’ve also added a dental microscope to our “toolbox”, which gives us the power to see and diagnose cracks in teeth that wasn’t possible before.