CariVuTM Cavity Detection

By hugging the tooth and bathing it in safe, near-infrared light, CariVu’s transillumination technology makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light.

Dr. Thomas is proud to use some of the latest technology available to assist in the early detection of cracked and decayed teeth. Using the DEXIS CariVuTM cavity detection device, Dr. Thomas is able to detect and diagnose cracks and decay in teeth so we can provide the treatment your smile needs.

The DEXIS CariVuTM is a compact, portable decay detection device that works by using patented transillumination technology. This helps us identify occlusal, interproximal, and recurrent decay and cracks. The DEXIS CariVuTM hugs the tooth and bathes it in safe, near-infrared light that makes enamel appear transparent. Porous lesions, such as those caused by decay or cracking, trap and absorb the light so they appear as dark areas. This unique decay detector enables us to see through the tooth, exposing its structure and the actual structure of any decay with very high accuracy. Dr. Thomas can then determine the best available course of action and present you with treatment options so we can improve your oral health.

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