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Like other health issues throughout the body, early detection is important when it comes to tooth decay. The earlier a cavity is detected, the more conservatively it can be treated (or simply monitored). In fact, early cavity detection may save you from invasive and costly repair treatment such as a large filling, root canal, crown or extraction.

While routine dental examinations and x-rays can spot a small cavity, modern dentistry offers an even better solution. At Crabapple Dental, we proudly use laser cavity detection to ensure we identify the very first stages of tooth decay, which can be microscopic cracks or dents in the tooth surface that would eventually lead to cavities developing inside the tooth. This laser technology allows us to detect decay when there are no outward or visible signs of a cavity.

How Does DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection Work?

The DIAGNOdent laser tool is designed to identify bacteria within a tooth without the need for invasive procedures. This advanced dental tool works by measuring the amount of laser fluorescence within each tooth. Teeth that are free from cracks, decay or bacteria will not emit fluorescence as the laser passes over them. However, teeth that that are decaying from within will illuminate and alert the dentist that bacteria or damage has developed in the tooth’s surface.

Don’t worry; the DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection is painless and quick. It is a small handheld instrument that your dentist passes over each tooth to check the digital detection reading. The entire process is accomplished in minutes and it is safer and more comfortable than manual probing for cavities or undergoing traditional diagnostic x-rays.

Do You Have a Cavity Brewing?

Everyone is at risk for tooth decay, not just children or those who consume large amounts of candy and soda. The only way to know that a cavity may be forming before it produces symptoms is to schedule an appointment at Crabapple Dental. We use laser cavity detection during your routine dental visits!

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123