Identify lesions caused by open or incipient tooth decay
DIAGNOSIS OF CARIA WITH DIAGNOcam
DiagnoCam is a mobile device, using the simplest, the safest and the most predictable technique in detecting the dental caries with fluorescent laser, completely lacking of radiations – with the help of a light, that was adapted particularly for this control and diagnostic method of dental caries, dental fissures, dental demineralization and abfraction.
DiagnoCam is a mobile device that identifies the lesions triggered by open or incipient caries, up to the gum base and to follow-up the evolution of such clinical situations.
This device identifies the following disorders: caries of smooth surfaces, occlusal caries, initial, secondary caries and fissures.
DIAGNOcam – caries detector with laser light and transfer is a mobile fluorescent laser device for caries detection. The device uses the DIFOTI technology (Digital Imaging Fiber Optic Transillumination) as the functioning principle. DIAGNOcam supplies images that remind of the Röntgen images, still, they lack completely the radiations – by means of a light, that was adapted particularly to this control method.
The tooth structures facilitate the passing of the light from the entry site into the camera. The areas that block the light transport (eg. carious lesions), are represented explicitly delimited as dark areas. A digital camera captures the real situation and makes it visible in real time on the screen. DIAGNOcam as mobile device has a firmware for the treatment unit, that takes-over the command of the camera functions and comprises a computer imaging processing software, to display / determine the display of the images, in order to keep / store them and there is also the possibility to record a lifestream.
This diagnocam is connected to a laptop or computer, when testing, the images are seen live, directly on the screen by the physician (the patient will see them subsequently), then they are saved in the computer, in order to compare them and to see their evolution.
The device is introduced intraoral, it is fixed on each tooth and then it is scanned.
The structure of the healthy tooth facilitates the passing of light from the entry site into the camera. The areas that block the light transfer appear in images as dark spots of the tooth), these ones are represented by caries.
We can say that this diagnostic technique is similar to the classical X-rays, but the patient does not receive certain intake of radiation during the diagnocam diagnosis.