Dexis Carivu Digital Caries Detector

Early detection is the key to preventing severe dental complications so we utilize the most advanced technology available to assist us in detecting cavities at their earliest stages. Conventional methods for detecting cavities are helpful, but often times are only 50 to 75 percent successful. This method of detection is often limited based on the location and depth of the cavity. To increase our patients’ possibility of keeping a beautiful, healthy smile for a lifetime, we utilize DEXIS CariVu™ digital caries detection technology that recognizes decay and cavities at the earliest stages.

The CariVu system bathes teeth in near-infrared light in order to reveal decay: a process known as transillumination. The light makes normal, healthy tooth enamel appear transparent white, while tooth decay will trap the light and appear darker. This detection method can be used in conjunction with other detection methods, like traditional x-rays and intra-oral photographs, to provide the highest level of accuracy.

This procedure is simple, quick and pain free, and most of all, it helps preserve the overall health of your smile!