Modern dentistry includes many innovative diagnostic and treatment technologies. It seems that every year brings a new advancement, but they are not all equally useful or beneficial to patients. The CariVu cavity detection device from DEXIS safely provides a valuable service that saves time, money, and teeth!
The DEXIS CariVu uses light waves to produce images of your teeth. The dental provider holds the arm of a CariVu to the tooth’s surface and the light waves bounce off of healthy enamel. There is a contrast in the absorption of the waves by tiny cracks and cavities, which is visible in the CariVu digital image.
Unlike X-rays, CariVu emits zero ionizing radiation. Traditional X-rays emit much more radiation than digital X-rays, and your dentist can use CariVu in conjunction with digital X-rays to get an incredibly clear picture of your teeth. This means we have the opportunity to detect and treat small problems before they become big ones.
Well before there is any pain or other symptoms, diagnostic imaging like X-rays can detect problems with your teeth. Getting cavities filled or other interventional treatments prevent irreversible damage to your teeth that can result in a root canal, infection, or tooth loss. Because CariVu is completely digital, your dentist can show you what’s going on with your teeth on a screen. This mean no more mystery when there is a problem. CariVu shows so much detail that you will be able to see what your dentist sees. And insurance companies can see it, too. If you ever need authorization for a procedure, CariVu can help. Insurance companies know it’s in their best interest to keep your teeth healthy and prevent costly work down the road.
In the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Dr. Steven Hagerman was voted a Top Dentist by Minnesota Monthly Magazine. Dr. Hagerman utilizes CariVu and the latest in dental technology to maintain and restore healthy and beautiful smiles. Call (651) 646-2392 for an appointment today.