Sunday, January 9, 2011
Have You Ever Gone To The Dentist And Wondered If You Really Have A Cavity?
Have you ever gone to the dentist and wondered if you really have a cavity? Now, there's technology that is definitive and takes diagnosing cavities to a higher level. Dentistry has had many changes and is moving in a very exciting direction, says Marietta, GA Dentist. It gives patients added confidence in knowing their cavity is confirmed. There now is a tool that can help your dentist be extremely accurate in detecting caries (cavities) on an x-ray, especially between teeth. With the invention of digital radiography, (x-rays on the computer) the door has opened for the development of software aiding dentists in cavity detection. LOGICON by Kodak Dental Systems is now available for dentists to use in office. It analyzes tooth density and demineralization of teeth to decipher if a cavity lesion is present on the tooth. It is one of a kind software that puts dentistry into a new realm of exact diagnosis. Every dental office should invest in the software, and patients should seek a dentist with the technology.
Scientists from LOGICON have written algorithms formulated using CAD, a computer-aided diagnostic tools. A laboratory database of histologically validated cavities are compared to determine if potential lesions exist on an x-ray image of a tooth. Healthy tooth structure on an x-ray should have a certain density. The software examines variations and has the ability to accurately determine if a cavity is present. Cavities in between teeth can be difficult to detect with the human eye. LOGICON helps the dentist decide if a restoration (filling) is necessary in a very accurate way. The databank in LOGICON compares and contrasts with out the possibility of human error.
Since the software uses a database that compares abnormalities to a patient's digital x-ray, it scans it and picks abnormal areas that are possible lesions. It alerts the dentist to take a closer look at a particular tooth and surface of a tooth. Twenty percent more cavities are found that your dentist may miss, allowing for improved patient care and diagnosis. A tooth density variation and lesion probability chart is created and displayed for the potential lesion site. The software decides the depth of the caries which is the penetration level in to the tooth of the enamel and dentin. It can keep a log of a patients teeth and track changes displaying the probability of change over time, an important evaluation tool should your dentist decide to watch an area. Since the program informs the dentist how deep the decay has penetrated the tooth, and can watch for changes from visit to visit, your dentist does not necessarily need to do a filling that may remineralize (repair itself). The software also gives your dentist the information needed to treat lesions needing repair earlier, that would not have been detected without the software. It prevents a larger and deeper cavity from developing. LOGICON helps prevent misdiagnosis of healthy teeth, an invaluable second opinion says Marietta cosmetic dentist.
The software has a feature that helps explain its findings to patients in an easy and straightforward way. It let's patients know their tooth does or does not need treatment. Patients want to understand their tooth and its condition and LOGICON is a good tool to do so.
LOGICON was developed by research scientists and has been clinically proven to be accurate in detecting decay. It is FDA approved and the only software on the market with the capability. It is a one of a kind new and innovative technology that every dental office should have. It integrates easily with Kodak's Dental Imaging Software, excellent digital imaging. Since it is extremely accurate, it is the best diagnostic aid in dental offices period. If you want to know if you have a cavity, find a dentist with LOGICON, says cosmetic dentist in Marietta, GA.
About Dr. Kirk Kimmerling: Dr. Kirk Kimmerling is a cosmetic dentist in Marietta, and Kennesaw, GA that is committed to every patient's dental health. Dr. Kirk Kimmerling won the prestigious Oral and Pathology Award, demonstrating his passion for dental care. In addition, Dr. Kimmerling is committed to maintaining quality dental care for patients of all ages offering a wide array of dental treatments and procedures such as; implants, teeth whitening, bonding , sealants, veneers and many other services making him the best choice for dental care.
Dr. Kirk Kimmerling
3698 Largent Way Suite 202
Marietta, GA 30064