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September 07, 2018
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CariVu – Cavity Detection Device

We are now using a brilliant new approach to discovering caries and cracks.



DEXIS CariVu™ is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to support the identification of cavities and cracks.  

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. This unique caries detector allows the clinician to see through the tooth exposing its structure and the actual structure of any carious lesions with very high accuracy.

Similar in appearance, DEXIS CariVu images read like familiar X-ray images — lesions will appear as dark areas. Think of the CariVu as the ultimate companion tool for cavity detection.  If the doctor identifies a suspicious area on an x-ray — especially between the teeth  — your “second opinion” can be a transilluminated image that reveals the extent of the condition and helps confidently determine whether it needs monitoring over time or requires immediate treatment.

When used together, a radiograph and a transilluminated image provide a comprehensive picture of the health of a patient’s tooth.