February 27, 2014
In today’s post, we want to talk about two great tools that are helping Dr. Banda provide comfortable, preventive care to patients from Bloomfield Hills and beyond. Both are used for detecting serious oral health issues before they have a chance to dramatically impact a patient’s oral health.
First up is DIAGNOdent. Dr. Banda uses this tool to identify decay early, before it can be seen with just a visual exam. To do this, it uses a laser diode to measure surfaces quality against a healthy benchmark reading. When the diode finds a weak area, the tool makes a sound, alerting us to it so we can provide treatment.
The great benefit of treating cavities early is that patients have a more comfortable experience. Fillings for these very early cavities are shallower and simpler. That makes the process less invasive and lets patients keep more of their natural smile for longer.
The second tool we want to talk about is ViziLite. Like DIAGNOdent, it’s an early detection tool, but instead of focusing on decay, it helps doctors like Dr. Banda look for oral cancer. A very serious condition, oral cancer claims more lives annually than Hodkins disease, and cancers affecting the cervix, brain, liver, kidneys, and ovaries. What’s more, a rising number of cases in both women and men have been connected to HPV and not the normal risk factors, which include tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption. ViziLite makes it possible to offer early, lifesaving care.
Want To Learn More About DIAGNOdent or ViziLite?
Visit the technology section on our webpage to learn more about the tools we’re using to help patients enjoy more comfortable care. You can also give us a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Banda. Cranbrook Dental Care serves patients from Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Troy, Birmingham, Royal Oak, and beyond.
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