The Dentists on Pearl utilize a software called Logicon that helps to detect the depth of the decay by analyzing over 200 shades of grey, this can be very helpful in acting as an electronic 2nd opinion. Below is the Logicon reading of the teeth shown above.
The depth of the red dots show how far the cavity extends into the inner layer of the tooth. The green lines indicates the outer layer (enamel), while the blue indicates the inner layer (dentin).
Have no fear! These cavities are able to be completely cared for in the general dental office. The extent of the decay once it has reached this depth could potentially cause permanent damage to the nerve and blood supply on the inside of the tooth, possibly requiring the need for further treatment, i.e a root canal and crown.
This patient has had no symptoms though!