Visual inspection. At our clinic, the visual inspection of the oral cavity is performed under magnification that enables the dentist to see more. Usually, 50 – 70% of teeth with caries are detected during visual inspection without magnification.
Dental X-Ray. The anatomy of the root of the teeth and the localization of the adjacent structures is visualized on X-Ray images. They enable the evaluation of the filling of the dental canal, the visualisation of the inflammation processes in the bone, the evaluation of how well the restoration fits the margins of the tooth, as well as the detection of caries that cannot be diagnosed during visual inspection, for instance, X-Ray enables visualisation of the carries under dental restorations. Patients with extensive dental restorations and so-called “dead teeth” are recommended to perform the X-Ray examination of their teeth once per year. This can help to prevent the potential of future dental problems.
Light beam diagnostics. We use Diagnocam and D-Light Pro lamps for light beam diagnostics. It is the final phase of examination that is used to check dubious areas. The Diagnocam examination method is based on a camera that projects the image on the monitor. By directing the light through the tooth with the help of the lamp, the tiniest dental defects and caries at early stages can be detected. Caries, like lesions, absorbs the light beam and are projected on the screen in the form of dark areas. Due to this reason, they are very easy to detect. Sometimes this technology serves as a good alternative to X-Ray, since it does not generate hazardous radiation and therefore is a completely safe method for children and pregnant women. D-Light Pro lamp helps in detecting damage due to cracks and caries. It is a harmless and quick method of auxiliary examination.