The ECD device features a handpiece with a probe tip and can precisely measure the amount of dentinal fluid seepage. The more fluid it detects, the greater the extent of the pre-cavity lesion. This data enables the dental practitioner to determine the severity of any lesions and design an appropriate treatment plan that could include minimally invasive care.
Another approach to high tech diagnostics. Previous systems used lasers and specific wavelengths of light to detect decay. This system uses fluid seepage. It will be interesting to see how accurate it is in clinical trials. So far systems like The Canary have proven to be far more accurate than our traditional method of poking the tooth with a sharp stick. I also want to know if it works around existing fillings and on smooth surfaces, like the buccal gingival.