Introducing DEXIS CariVu a transilluminating cavity detection device using near-infrared light.
What this means for you:
If you do not wish to have X-rays taken, CariVu is an alternative diagnostic method that allows you to take comfort in knowing our cavity detection is XRAY / radiation FREE.
Dr. A. Art Kaslow DDS is the first and only dental office in the Santa Ynez Valley to have this innovative technology.
The DEXIS CariVu is a small, handheld tool that uses transillumination technology to identify any cavities and cracks in the teeth. As we glide the CariVu device up and down your teeth, a safe, near-infrared light shines on each side of the tooth. This bright light causes the tooth to appear transparent, allowing us to see through your tooth and determine its condition with high accuracy.
The images picked up by the CariVu can be saved and displayed on screens in the treatment room for easier diagnosis. The images are read similar to x-ray images, where cavities and cracks appear as dark areas in the image. Because CariVu uses near-infrared light, there is no hassle or worry about making sure your teeth are clean and free of bacteria prior to examination.
The DEXIS CariVu is great for patients of all ages because of its small size and comfortable fit in the mouth. Even though it can’t replace the use of radiographs, which are essential in diagnosing bone destruction and dental disease, the CariVu is a great companion to the x-ray and best of all, it’s radiation-free! Thanks to the DEXIS CariVu, we can provide a safer, more comfortable and more accurate diagnosis for you.That means no more surprise cavities!
To schedule an appointment using this new technology, call 805.688.2269 or click the button below.