DEXIS CariVuTM is a brilliant new approach to caries detection.
DEXIS CariVuTM is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to support the identification of occlusal, interproximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks.
An X-Ray Alternative
CariVu's transillumination technology makes the enamel appear transparent, allowing our dentists to see through the tooth exposing its structure and the actual structure of any carious lesions with very high accuracy. This technology uses a safe, near-infrared light, and produces an image similar to an X-ray.
With CariVu technology, we can quickly determine the extent of our patient's condition and decide if it should be monitored over time, or treated immediately. Since transillumination can show lesions in their early stages, using the CariVu during routine checks can identify any issues early on - we can then decide on a course of preventative care.
If you're uncomfortable with getting traditional X-rays, ask our dentists and hygienists about the CariVu!
How It Works
The DEXIS CariVuTM uses near-infrared transillumination, which provides us with a more accurate picture of your teeth. The imaging procedure is painless, we use the small device, which has flexible "arms" that hug your tooth. With the quick push of a button, we are able to capture an image of your tooth. This gives us a precise picture of caries, not just an indication.
With CariVu's high levels of accuracy, we're able to better diagnose and treat our patients.