About Laser Decay Detector
With the highly advanced, DIAGNOdent® laser decay detector, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Langenbach and Dr. Thomas, can detect decay earlier than before. Cavities can be found and treated earlier to prevent problems further down the road, such as pain, discomfort, and even loss of the tooth. The laser uses light and heat to notice any changes in the structure of the tooth to pinpoint decay. Once decay has been found, the dentists can begin a treatment program to provide a patient with a healthier, more beautiful smile and better prognosis.
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"Always excellent service! - Dr. Langenbach is amazing! Always pleased with any dental work he does. Thank you Dr. L for giving me my smile back:)"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 13, 2017
"Wonderful experience! - Dr. Thomas is amazing, as well as Dr. Langenbach. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my dental work.Thank you so very much!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 13, 2017
"Best experience I have EVER had at a dentist office. This office has high regard for cleanliness. The staff is so welcoming and they truly care about their patients overall wellbeing. Dr. Thomas is very knowledgeable and very sweet. I felt right at ease and confident in her assessment of my dental care. Her assistant Lauren was so warm and welcoming. She knows exactly what patients need and goes above and beyond to make everyone feel calm for procedures."- A.W. / Google / Sep 04, 2017
"I have been coming to this office since 1982 and love Dr Langenbach and his wife Dr Thomas. The staff is the best and everyone goes out of their way to get to know you personally. Everyone in this office is family."- D.H. / Yelp / Aug 02, 2017
What to Expect
Since a healthy tooth reflects light in a different manner than a decayed tooth, the laser decay detector can more accurately determine the presence of decay with its special light. The handheld device, which is about the size of a pen, is placed in the mouth, and the light is shone on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. The attached machine will check the density of each tooth and detect the possibility of any tooth decay. When certain wavelengths appear or when a noise is made, the dentist will know that decay is present. The entire process is quick and painless.
If decay is present, a dentist can immediately begin to customize a treatment plan, which could include fillings, inlays and onlays, and sealants to protect other teeth. A dentist will give more detailed instructions on how to care for and protect the teeth after any procedure or treatment.
The cost of the laser decay detector could be included in some dental insurance plan coverage. If you’re unsure if it’s covered, please feel free to ask our friendly front staff to contact your carrier and inquire.
Plan Your Procedure
Detect Decay Sooner
Decay can lead to pain, discomfort, and even tooth loss. If it’s caught too late, it can lead to costlier, more extensive, and more painful treatments and procedures. All of this can be avoided with the laser decay detector which recognizes decay sooner than ever. Learn more about laser decay detector by contacting our office to schedule a consultation.