Lowcountry Dental Associates uses 21st century diagnostic tools to quickly identify any potential problems during a regular checkup, or at a consultation for cosmetic or reconstructive dental care. Patient safety is our highest priority. We also value your time and our diagnostics provide clear answers with little wait time.
Our Digital X-rays replace older film x-rays. Digital X-rays minimize radiation exposure with state-of-the-art technology. As an added bonus, digital images are clearer than film, easily edited and enhanced, and available to view almost immediately.
Diagnodent Laser Cavity Detector
Our Diagnodent Laser Cavity Detector is an additional diagnostic tool. Diagnodent is a compact diode laser which identifies tooth softness or decay that traditional X-rays may miss. This new technology can detect a weakness in a tooth before it becomes a cavity. Diagnodent finds hard-to-spot areas of tooth softness or decay by measuring light reflection. Changes in light wavelength identify softness or spots of decay. Diagnodent can not only pinpoint where decay is, but can measure amount of decay. Diagnodent makes early detection the key to preventing cavities. Diagnodent is FDA-approved.