Just what you have been looking for: our office is now offering an alternative to x-rays for cavity detection!
CariVu™ is an alternative diagnostic method of cavity detection that uses light transillumination to support the identification of cavities and cracks.
Since transillumination can show lesions in the beginning stages, using CariVu™ during routine cleanings can aid the hygienist in identifying questionable areas early on and decide on a course of preventive care without the use of traditional X-rays.
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 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, CariVu images read like familiar X-ray images — lesions will appear as dark areas. This provides an edge over fluorescent imaging technologies in that there is no need to clean the tooth of bacteria, calibrate the device or become versed in the meaning of multiple color codes or numeric indicators.
Come experience x-ray free cavity detection at our office today!