Cavity Detection Device

December 28, 2018

At 5 Corner Dental, we use a special Cavity Detection Device called CariVu to screen teeth for cracks and cavities. What’s even better is we provide this service at no charge! We value our patients oral health and want to provide the best service possible. By taking X-rays and confirming our findings with this Cavity Detection Device, we are insuring the best possible treatment plan and outcome for our patients.  

What is CariVu™ ?

CariVu™ is a cavity detection device that uses a patented transillumination technology to support the identification of cavities and cracks in tooth enamel. CariVu™ covers the tooth and illuminates it with a safe, near-infrared light, making the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light. When suspicious areas are seen on an X-ray, CariVu™ is used to expose cavities with very high accuracy, so the dentist can confidently determine whether it needs monitoring over time or requires immediate treatment. For patients with a gag reflex or for small children, CariVu™ is a safe and effective way to