Shenandoah Family Dentistry in Winchester, VA, provides patients with advanced cavity detection using DEXIS CariVu™, a technology that can detect tooth decay in its earliest stages. CariVu allows us to treat cavities successfully before they cause significant damage to your teeth.
What Is CariVu?
CariVu uses near-infrared light instead of radiation to detect tooth decay, giving patients a safer and more effective alternative to X-rays. This near-infrared light penetrates teeth, making them seem transparent and causing cavities to appear dark. Benefits of CariVu over traditional X-rays include:
- Clearer views of individual teeth
- Ability to see the exact size, depth, and location of cavities
- Enhanced safety for everyone, including children and pregnant women
- Comfortable and pain-free process
- More accurate diagnosis
The safety and ease of CariVu make it an excellent choice for those individuals with:
- Eating disorders
- Dry mouth
- Radiation aversion
- Acid reflux
- Previous cancer history
Advanced Cavity Detection
The precision and accuracy of CariVu make the early detection and treatment of cavities possible. Thanks to the use of near-infrared light, images of your teeth are presented in black-and-white with 99% detection rates, even with newly forming cavities. This rate far exceeds traditional bitewing radiography that has detection rates at 96%.
Digital images captured with CariVu are immediately visible to the dentist and the patient, allowing them to view and discuss the results together to agree upon a course of action. This co-discovery helps patients to better understand what is going on in their mouths and to be more accepting of treatment plans presented.
Safe and Comfortable Treatment in Winchester, VA
At Shenandoah Family Dentistry, we are always looking for the safest and most comfortable treatments and techniques to better serve our patients in and around Winchester, VA. With the best team and the most state-of-the-art technology, your smile could not be in better hands. Give us a call today at (540) 667-8731 to set up an appointment, or fill out our virtual consultation form online.