What is Cavity Detection?
Detecting a cavity early is important for avoiding further issues in your child's mouth. In addition to a visual exam and x-rays, Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers laser technology that safely lights up dental caries for faster identification. Laser detection works by utilizing a blue light that picks up irregularities in the tooth. The light will help illuminate teeth that include cavities. If a cavity is detected, one of our pediatric dentists, Dr. Yvonne Felli or Dr. Ajikwaga Felli, will create a customized treatment plan for you to care for your child's teeth and restore their dental health. Learn more information on cavity detection during your child's annual dental examination at our Allen, TX office.
"The office space is so beautiful, clean,and kids friendly, the staff are so nice and welcoming and Dr.Felli is so welcoming and nice too. This is the best pediatric dentist for kids, they have awesome technology there. I recommend this place a 100%"- G.R. / Facebook / Mar 13, 2022
"They were quick to register us. Doctor was really nice and made the environment feel comfortable for our kid. Cute facility and good system at reminding."- G.G. / Google / Mar 12, 2022
"awesome work on my daughter's teeth today. thank you Dr Felli and your amazing staff."- B.A. / Facebook / Mar 07, 2022
"The entire visit was exceptional!!! From the clean office, the advanced technology, to the fantastic people. I can’t say more about the Doctor. Our son is special needs and she is the first person in his ENTIRE life that has gotten him through a entire cleaning!! We will go there forever!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! You are a blessing!!"- J.B. / Facebook / Mar 02, 2022
"The entire visit was exceptional!!! From the clean office, the advanced technology, to the fantastic people. I can’t say more about the Doctor. Our son is special needs and she is the first person in his ENTIRE life that has gotten him through a entire cleaning!! We will go there forever!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! You are a blessing!!"- J.B. / Google / Mar 02, 2022
What Can I Expect from Cavity Detection?
After your child's teeth are professionally cleaned, we will start cavity detection. We will pass a handpiece containing a blue light over the teeth. If any cavities are found, the light will react differently and they'll be recorded on the device. Once the process is complete, we will go over what we found. In the event a cavity is detected during the exam, then we will recommend a specific treatment, as well as when it should be done. Usually, a cavity that is caught early can be fixed using a tooth-colored filling. Sometimes, another remedy (like an onlay or inlay) will be suggested, which might have to be scheduled sooner. We may also discuss treatments, like fluoride therapy and sealants, that can lower your child's risk of developing cavities.
Sometimes, brushing and flossing can't stop a cavity from developing, particularly when children are still learning the best practices for oral health. Since cavities can cause serious tooth decay if left undetected, it is vital that you take measures to ensure your child's teeth stay healthy and their smile is shielded. Pediatric dentists Drs. Yvonne and Ajikwaga Felli supply innovative cavity detection and therapy so your child doesn't have to suffer from the long-term effects of decay. Contact Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Allen, TX to schedule a dental exam with cavity detection for your child today.