Besides checking the outside of a tooth for a cavity, sometimes it is necessary to determine if there is serious injury to the nerves deep inside a tooth. Is the tooth nerve dead or alive?
In this situation, Dr. Warner might use a diagnostic instrument called a vitality scanner. This device provides a dependable noninvasive pain-free method to quickly and accurately analyze the condition of the inner tissues of a tooth. Once the nerve has been evaluated, Dr. Warner and you will be able to determine your best treatment options.