Radiation Free Cavity Detection
At Dr. Rebecca Bae, DDS, we strive to keep technology current and beneficial to all our patients. We are excited to introduce a new radiation-free cavity detection tool called CariVu™.
DEXIS CariVu™ is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented near-infrared (NIR) transillumination technology to support the identification of occlusal, interproximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks1. This exciting new product has been in development for decades. The manufacturer has greatly improved on the somewhat clunky form of the original unit and completely redesigned the product into a modern, lightweight handpiece.
When we scan your teeth, we hug each tooth and bathe it in a safe, near-infrared light. Dense enamel reflects the light while the porous carious lesion traps and absorbs the light. As a result, CariVu™produces an image where healthy tooth appears light and carious lesions appear dark.
This unique caries detector allows us to see through the tooth and visualize any carious lesions or cracks with very high accuracy. This device also has an intraoral camera that allows us to show you everything in a live video feed, which is a great visual educational tool.
Remember, radiographs are still the standard of care and are especially necessary to ensure the health of the alveolar bone and roots of your teeth. With CariVu™, we can see into a tooth like never before without any radiation. This device will aid us in identifying questionable areas early on and decide on a course of preventative care. But this device has limitations and does not allow us to see through crowns, bridges or large fillings. Still, when digital radiographs and CariVu™ transilluminated images are used together, we will get the most accurate and comprehensive picture of the health of a patient’s tooth.
Look at this image taken with CariVu™! You can easily see the dark carious lesion. Call us and schedule an appointment today to experience this breakthrough in dental technology!
The entire team at Dr. Rebecca Bae, DDS is excited to meet you in person.
Dr. Rebecca Bae, DDS
1375 State Route 23 South
Butler, NJ 07405