RADIATION-free 3D scans for decay are available at Cottesloe Dental.
The scans use new digital imaging fibre-optic trans-illumination (DIFOTI) technology, which uses a near infrared light to illuminate a tooth to diagnose decay.
“Decay between teeth can be missed using clinical examination alone, which is why X-rays are necessary,” dentist Dr Joshua Graieg said.
“Research has shown that DIFOTI is even more accurate than X-rays for picking up early lesions in the outer layer (enamel) of the tooth.
“Because it is radiation-free it is great for children and pregnant women and when teeth are being monitored they can be re-scanned whenever necessary.”
Dr Graieg is experienced in the technology and said he believed it was the most accurate way to detect and monitor early decay.
“That way, we can use preventive techniques to prevent cavitation before fillings are needed,” he said.
“Since using it I have picked up decay earlier than I previously would have.”
Call Cottesloe Dental on 9384 1644.