Spotting cavities with the CAMX Spectra deviceMay. 15 2022
Many conditions in the mouth that can cause problems can be spotted, diagnosed, and treated before they become bigger issues. This includes tooth decay, also known as cavities. Dr. Dean Glasser and his team at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island in Melville, NY is a dedicated dental professional who uses today’s amazing technology to achieve results. This includes early detection and diagnosis of dental caries.
How does the CAMX Spectra device work?
One of the most valuable tools in dentistry today is the CAMX Spectra device available at the practice of Dr. Dean Glasser. This device enhances the patient’s understanding of necessary dental treatments such as fillings. This special caries detection device uses fluorescent technology which allows our team to visualize and catch dental cavities in their earliest stages. It can also be used in finding plaque and calculus. With special imaging software that displays health and unhealthy tooth enamel, patients get a visual of what needs to be done within their smile to bring it back to health. By catching cavities in their earliest phases, patients can also avoid expensive procedures in the future when more damage has occurred.
The device works by using special LED lights that glow red when unhealthy tissues are found and green when healthy enamel is found. This allows the team to pinpoint the exact area where a cavity is forming to get a proper diagnosis and discuss intervention methods. Within minutes, our team can find cavities in the smile with this state-of-the-art caries detection aid, allowing for early treatment and less damage to the natural tooth structure than if the cavities were left to grow deeper and wider. We invite patients to ask about this and other technologies available in our office.
Find out more about the technology used in the office of Dr. Dean Glasser
At Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island, patients in and around the area of Melville, NY will have the opportunity to be scanned for cavities with today’s amazing techniques! If you want to learn more about cavity-spotting with the CAMX Spectra device, call (631) 423-6767 and schedule a visit at 458 Old Country Road.
Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.