Laser Decay Detection

Laser decay detection is offered at 3V Dental and our two convenient Long Island locations: Port Washington and Massapequa.

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Laser decay detection provides accurate,
early diagnosis for
optimal treatment

Port Washington’s Laser Decay Detection Dental Team

Laser decay detection uses a small handheld diode laser to scan the surfaces of your teeth. As the light goes along, any areas of decay show up. This is because healthy tooth material does not fluoresce (glow) under the special light. Decayed tooth material, however, shows up clearly. This allows us to see forming cavities months or years before they will ever show up on x-rays. This early detection makes it very easy to catch small problems long before they get a chance to become big problems.

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Benefits of Laser Decay Detection by 3V Dental in Port Washington, NY

  • Earlier detection. Decay at the tooth surface that might normally be hidden in an x-ray, and according to studies, these tools do a good job picking up this type of decay.
  • Discovering cavities an x-ray couldn’t pick up.

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Laser decay detection is a great tool for dentists to have in their arsenal when fighting and identifying tooth decay, but it should not be the only tool your dentist relies on.

Wondering how you can prevent tooth decay with everyday practice? Check out this article for more helpful information.

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What You Can Expect at 3V Dental

An laser decay detection that’s designed to prevent problems,

 instead of just solving them.

Precision Decay Detection: Early Diagnosis

You deserve the best dental care

on Long Island

Laser decay detection offers accurate, early diagnosis, ensuring timely treatment and preserving dental health with precision and efficiency.


You're in good hands

Laser decay detection offers accurate, early diagnosis, ensuring timely treatment and preserving dental health with precision and efficiency.

Advanced Technology

Utilize cutting-edge laser technology for decay detection, enabling precise and early diagnosis, leading to effective treatment and preservation of dental health.

Minimally Invasive

Experience minimally invasive decay detection with lasers, reducing discomfort and preserving healthy tooth structure for conservative treatment and optimal oral health outcomes.


Benefit from enhanced accuracy in decay detection with laser technology, allowing for early identification and targeted treatment, ensuring comprehensive dental care and long-term success.


Your dentist at 3V Dental will make recommendations regarding the timing of dental
cleanings. At a minimum, you optimize your oral health by having dental cleanings at least twice a year. As was noted a moment ago, if you have special needs, you may want to schedule more frequent cleanings during the course of a year.

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Dental cleanings are a vital part of your overall oral health regimen. There are a variety of key benefits that you obtain through regular, professional dental cleanings. At 3V Dental in Port Washington, we’re proud to offer cost effective dental cleanings for you and your family!

3V Dental Offers Complete Dental Care and Cleanings

The complete dental cleaning and checkup process includes a number different things, depending in part on how long it has been since you last had an appointment with your dentist. In addition to the actual cleaning process, your dentist will also conduct a physical examination of your teeth and gums.

X-rays may be recommended if a year or more has lapsed between your visit to the dentist. Your dentist will examine your mouth for any sign of oral cancer. Finally, your dentist will examine your bite to ensure that there are no issues.

Once these steps are completed, your dentist or a dental hygienist will do the actual teeth cleaning. Dental cleaning is designed to plaque and tartar from your teeth. The reality is that even if you follow your dentist’s recommendations regarding brushing your teeth and flossing, plaque and tartar can build up in places that you just cannot effectively reach through brushing and flossing.

Reversing Gingivitis with Dental Cleanings
One of the key benefits of dental cleanings if that they can reverse gingivitis in many cases. Gingivitis is the first stage of serious gum disease that can result in permanent damage.

In some cases, you may need more than one dental cleaning to get gingivitis under control and to move towards eliminating it. Into the future, to prevent a recurrence of gingivitis, you may need to up the frequency of your visit to the dentist.

Proper intervention through dental cleanings prevents gingivitis from developing into more advanced periodontitis. Periodontitis is very serious and can result in permanent, irreversible gum damage.

Dental Cleanings Prevent Larger More Serious Issues
Dental cleanings provide the most important time at which a dentist is able to identify other problems that may afflict a patient. For example, it is during the comprehensive dental cleaning process that a dentist can identify cavities.

It is crucial that a cavity be dealt with in a timely manner. The failure to do so can result in it growing and causing bacterial infection to develop in the pulp of a tooth. Such a development can cause significant damage to a person’s tooth structure and be extremely painful.

Ready to schedule your dental cleaning and be on your way to healthy teeth and gums? Contact our office today to speak to one of our amazing associates!

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Port Washington: 516-944-7000
Massapequa: 516-507-3003

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