This great diagnostic technology is called the Dexis CariVu. It is an infrared spectrum light that is shone on either side of an individual tooth, that will very easily show areas of decay that are sometimes not seen even with XRays. It can be used on small kids or patients that struggle with xrays in the mouth, and offers a lot of insight into diagnosing the sometimes “difficult to find sensitive area” on teeth. Patients can see these photos on the screen….and seeing is believing!
Often, one of the biggest concerns for people is radiation. CariVu is a great way to reduce the amount of radiographs needed.