The DEXIS CariVu is a small, portable device used to detect caries or tooth decay and cavities. It is an easy-to-use diagnostic tool that uses infrared-light to allow clinicians to see one’s tooth structure and any lesions with a very high accuracy rate.
The images taken using this device are quite similar to x-ray images as lesions appear as dark areas. The teeth do not need to be cleaned prior to use and only minimum knowledge regarding the color codes or numerical indicators is sufficient to operate this device.
Dexis cariVu can also be used to get a ‘second opinion’ to achieve further insight to any abnormalities detected in other tests. As it reveals the extent of decay process, it can assist dentist in deciding the treatment plan.
The DEXIS CariVu is especially helpful in diagnosing any dental conditions in their early stages, thus providing a comprehensive picture of the overall health of a patient’s teeth. Furthermore, the DEXIS CariVu is a comfortable alternative for patients who refuse x-rays.