Early Detection

The light-emitting device is shined on the teeth and then gives a digital readout the dentist is able to use to detect decay. In fact, the DIAGNOdent laser is able to identify the tiniest bit of tooth decay before it becomes a major problem.

Accurate Cavity Detection
Safe To Use Every Visit

Because DIAGNOdent uses only light energy, not x-rays, it’s safe to use every office visit. We'll detect cavities before they grow too large, which results in easy, painless treatment for you.

DIAGNOdent

It is always important to detect and treat cavities as early as possible.  However, detecting cavities using only visual, probing, and x-ray clues has proven to be only 50-75% accurate.  Because cavities can hide along fissure lines or inside biting or occlusal surfaces, detecting them early can be challenging.   Additionally, probing by the dentist has also been proven ineffective, as the cavity would have to be as large as the probe head in order to be found.

DIAGNOdent is a revolutionary way to detect and find cavities.  DIAGNOdent uses a laser diode to inspect the patient’s teeth.  The light-emitting device is shined on the teeth and then gives a digital readout the dentist is able to use to detect decay.  In fact, the DIAGNOdent laser is able to identify the tiniest bit of tooth decay before it becomes a major problem.  Detecting decay early means that fillings can be shallower and simpler and more of the tooth structure can be preserved.  And, because DIAGNOdent uses only light energy, not x-rays, it’s safe to use at each office visit.  

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Our Office

Dr. Ben Timmerman
436 Furys Ferry Rd.
Augusta, GA
30907

Phone: (706) 229-7676

About Us

Whether you need dental implants, Lanap laser treatment, or a cosmetic dental procedure, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.