Cavity detection can be found at the earliest stages using a laser. The laser can pin point the start of a cavity at its smallest stage thus preserving most of the tooth.
Benefits for using the laser:
- Permits use of minimally invasive treatments without unnecessary preparation.
- Allows the dentist precise and reliable measurement.
- The hygienist can detect suspicious areas needing further examination.
- Is conservative by avoiding "exploratory" excavation of suspect teeth.