CariVu – A New Cavity Detection Technology at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry

Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry is pleased to announce that we have added an exciting new device to our suite of dental technology. It is known as CariVu, by Dexis, and it is a new and effective approach to finding dental cavities and cracks that is simpler and more detailed than traditional dental X-rays.

What is CariVu?

CariVu is a small, handheld cavity detection device that is used to find occlusal, interproximal and recurrent cavities and cracks. It is used to diagnose potential cavities in ways that is more difficult than other forms of technology.

The CariVu works by “hugging” the tooth and using near-infrared light to make tooth enamel appear transparent and allow any lesions to show up as dark areas. The final result is similar to the tooth X-Rays that are performed every year in the office.

Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry is one of the only dental offices that has this CariVu technology in Folsom, and we’re excited to have this new assessment method in house, because it allows us to:

  • Address Suspicious Caries – The best way to stop tooth decay is to catch it early. X-rays may hint at problems but may make it possible to see all of the potential areas of decay. CariVu acts as a complementary tool to catch any cavities before they have grown into problems.
  • Alternative Diagnostics – Every patient should have X-rays. But for some patients, X-rays are a challenge to perform due to gagging, dental fears, etc. CariVu can be used as an alternative diagnostic tool for those unable to undergo X-rays.
  • Better Earlier Detection – For patients taking a proactive approach to their dental care, CariVu allows for better early detection than X-rays are able to perform, able to see potential decay before it has progressed enough for a traditional X-ray.

We are excited to have this new technology available in our Folsom office, and are happy to tell you more about it or integrate it into your dental care. If you’re interested in learning more about CariVu or scheduling your dental appointment, give us a call today at Folsom Office Phone Number 916-983-6051.