At Burns Dentistry we understand and respect that each patient’s oral health is unique. It is the standard of many dental offices to use tools that only detect the symptoms of dental diseases. Our dentists, however, aim to go beyond that. By providing a CariScreen Caries Susceptibility Test, we can find any of the possible and numerous strains of acid-producing bacteria that play a role in developing caries and causing infection. If we can diagnose the infection itself, we have the unique opportunity to treat it early on and prevent it from causing further damage.
For your CariScreen Caries Susceptibility Test, we start by analyzing your oral health and reviewing your health history. The more we know about your current and past health, the better. Would you not feel relieved knowing that we can eliminate any acid-producing, decay-causing plaque in your mouth? We can do this by accumulating a quick, comfortable, and pain-free swab of your dental plaque. Our dentists will then use the CariScreen meter to produce a score between 0 and 9,999. Any score that is below 1,500 is considered healthy, while anything above indicates an increased risk of developing tooth decay.
With the CariScreen Caries Susceptibility Test, our dentists can know in as little as one minute whether you are prone to developing cavities. Not only that, but we can provide early treatment and take additional precautions to help you avoid tooth decay as much as possible.