CariVu is a comfortable alternative to diagnosing decay in teeth.Does the thought of X-Rays make you anxious? Nobody enjoys the discomfort brought from films and bite-strips. CariVu may help make a trip to the dentist more enjoyable for you.

DEXIS CariVu™ is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented trans-illumination technology to support the identification of occlusion, interproximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks. No other dental diagnostic tool grants such clarity to caries through the use of infra-red light. CariVu can detect dentin caries penetrating the dentin-enamel junction.

Carivu hugs the individual tooth with near-infrared light, with trans-illumination technology the enamel appears transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light. This unique diagnostic tool allows Dr. Hudetz to see through teeth exposing their structure and the actual structure of any potential carious lesions with very high accuracy.

When used paired with a radiograph, the CariVu™ transilluminator image and an intra-oral photo provide a comprehensive picture of the health of a patient’s tooth. CaiVu may help reduce the need for X-rays not replace them.

If you dread traditional X-Rays, call today to learn more about DEXIS CariVu from our dental professionals.


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