By hugging the tooth, CariVu’s transillumination technology makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light. This unique caries detector 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, DEXIS CariVu images read like familiar X-ray images — lesions will appear as dark areas.
Think of digital X-ray and CariVu as ultimate companion tools for caries detection.
If you identify a suspicious area on a radiograph — especially possible interproximal decay which can be more difficult to detect — your “second opinion” can be a transilluminated image that reveals the extent of the condition and helps you confidently determine whether it needs monitoring over time or requires immediate treatment.
Since transillumination can show lesions in the beginning stages, using CariVu during routine prophylaxis can aid the hygienist in identifying questionable areas early on and decide on a course of preventive care.
When used together, a radiograph, a transilluminated image and an intra-oral photo provide a comprehensive picture of the health of a patient’s tooth.
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