We already use digital radiography to help us catch problems when they're small, but what if we could catch them when they're even smaller?
Advances in technology have allowed us to do just that and we are very excited to announce that we have incorporated the DEXIS CariVuTM caries detection system into our practice. By hugging the tooth and bathing it in safe, near-infrared light, CariVu's transillumination technology allows us to see through the tooth, exposing caries (decay) with very high accuracy - without radiation. Although at times it may reduce the amount of X-rays we take, it is not meant to replace them. Acting as a companion to the digital technology we already have, CariVu will help us catch areas of decay (particularly between teeth) and fractures at a much earlier stage than with the use of X-rays alone.