What is the CariVU Infrared Cavity Detection
One more way we can look for cavities is with CariVu technology. The CariVu cavity detection system includes a small, lightweight tool and utilizes near-infrared light. Similar to a dental X-ray, this system creates images where healthy teeth appear to be almost transparent and cavities are marked by dark, shadowy spots. Our dentists will often display these high-quality images alongside X-ray images to find problems more quickly and accurately. The tips used for cavity detection are flexible, comfortable, and easy for our team to sanitize and disinfect.
This patented light source and electronics system is housed in a sleek, lightweight handpiece, and high-quality images are transmitted directly to our DEXIS software. These images can then be displayed side-by-side with X-rays and other images of your smile to help your dentist find problems faster and more accurately.
Aside from the simple, comfortable process and fast turnaround time, one great advantage of CariVu is the lack of radiation. It makes it a very safe technique for children, pregnant women, and any other patients with concerns about radiation.
Using CariVu cavity detection technology, Doctors Shad, Richard, and Clive Ingram can quickly detect and treat cavities before they cause any serious damage to your teeth or oral health. Call now to learn about this innovative new cavity detection method in Syracuse, UT and schedule your next appointment!