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Transilluminating Light Cavity Detection

Transilluminating Light used to highlight cavities in the teeth.

Transilluminating Light used to highlight cavities in the teeth.

At Stacy L Davis, DDS, LLC we’re always researching new technologies to bring you the highest level of care. That’s why we’ve incorporated an innovative transilluminating light cavity detection system.

Cavities and cracks hide down the sides of teeth and in the grooves on the chewing surfaces, and may escape even the closest clinical exam. While digital x-rays provide valuable information, questionable areas may avoid discovery. With our portable transilluminating light device we offer a safe, simple and powerful tool to detect damaging decay.

The transilluminating light device gently hugs the side of the tooth and floods it with near-infrared light. The patented technology causes the tooth to appear transparent while cavities block and absorb the light and appear dark. The fully illuminated tooth is projected onto a screen, allowing both you and Dr. Davis to clearly see hidden problem spots with a high degree of accuracy.

The transilluminating light offers a significant advancement for imaging teeth and providing valuable clinical information. Detecting developing problems before they result in pain or fracture avoids more extensive treatment and helps you maintain optimal dental health.