At our practice, we have introduced one of the newest technologies in dentistry to our patients - the DEXIS CariVu. The CariVu is a lightweight, compact and portable device that uses trans illumination technology to detect caries by identifying lesions and cracks within the tooth enamel. The images produced by the CariVu are like x-rays in that the dentist gets to see through the tooth and expose the structure of any present lesions. Unlike x-rays, it produces no radiation, making it safe for use on pregnant women, as well as cancer patients, who cannot be exposed to radiation.
The DEXIS CariVu system, when used together with our regular x-rays, allows for greater detection of decay, resulting in immediate treatment or preventative care with simple monitoring.