Laser Decay Diagnostics

Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods.

Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay will display a higher level of fluorescence, and the higher the fluorescence, the more advanced the tooth decay. Laser decay technology also puts out an audio signal when it finds areas of decay.

Prior to using a laser scanner, dentists depended upon X-rays and using fine picks to identify cavities. Not only is this process uncomfortable, it’s also harder to diagnose decay in areas with limited visibility, like underneath the gum line. Laser technology provides about a 90% accuracy rate for identifying suspicious areas and cavities.

If tooth decay is caught early enough, you might not even need a filling at all, meaning laser technology not only improves early cavity detection, but reduces the size and number of fillings you might need over time. This means that you will be better able to preserve your natural teeth and avoid the need for expensive dental treatments.

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:30 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I recently relocated to the Bronx so I wasn’t too familiar with the area. Found this dentist on Google and based on the reviews I felt confident they would be a good choice. Dentist Glick and his staff were friendly and attentive. The good news is that I found a new dentist! Thank you."
    Keziah R.
  • "Just started my first tray of Invisalign and I’m very excited! Dr. Glick made the process as painless as possible. Everyone in the office is friendly, attentive, and always helpful. Highly recommend!"
    Melissa D.
  • "They took a ton of time to answer all my questions and walk me through options to address my dental concerns. Great cleaning, thorough exam, and nice staff. Will def return."
    Laura M.
  • "Dr. Glick is extremely efficient, yet he takes time to explain all options and answer all questions. He understands patients' fears and misgivings, and knows how to be consoling without being condescending. I am fortunate that his practice is located in my neighborhood, but I'd certainly travel to consult him."
    M.ary B
  • "The staff was very kind and informative. Dr.Min explained everything and offered several different procedures instead of going directly for my pockets $$. He was very comforting which is important because I'm very nervous when it comes to the Dentist."
    Crystal D.