Advances in dental technology have streamlined and simplified diagnosis and treatment of many dental health concerns. Durham, NC dentist Dr. Brent Blaylock incorporates the forefront of dental technology with his 30 years of experienced dentistry to offer patients efficient and effective dental care.
Tooth decay is one of the most common dental concerns we see at our Durham dentist office. Most patients will experience tooth decay at some point in their lives. Early detection of tooth decay is ideal. Catching plaque and tartar build up early can avoid complex dental procedures such as root canals and tooth extraction. Dr. Blaylock uses Laser Cavity Detection technology to catch cavity causing bacteria growth before the development of significant damage.
Cavity Detection Durham, NC
Laser Cavity detection is a pain free procedure that only takes a few minutes. During your routine dental exams, Dr. Blaylock will scan your teeth and gums for hidden decay. The laser light reflects off the surface of the tooth detecting internal decay. Some bacteria grows in crevices so small it is almost impossible to detect until advanced tooth damage has occurred. Laser Cavity detection can catch these trouble spots early.
Early diagnosis of any dental concern can save you time, money and discomfort. Catching tooth decay early may also help protect your overall oral health by avoiding the development of further oral health disease.
Preventative oral care is essential in avoiding cavities. Caused by the build up plaque and tartar, cavities can cause advanced dental concerns. Brushing twice a day and taking the time to floss your teeth is key in your defense against cavities. Dr. Blaylock highly recommends scheduling two general dentist appointments a year. He will conduct an extensive oral exam that will screen for cavities, periodontal disease, and oral cancer. You will also receive a professional teeth cleaning that can help eradicate plaque build up.
Invest in your smile, schedule a dental health exam at our Durham dentist office today. Dr. Blaylock and his dental care team can help answer your questions and build a treatment plan to better your oral health.