When examining your teeth and smile, Dr. Quang Luong may use the DEXIS CariVu™ caries detection system. This state-of-the-art technology is a compact and portable device used to diagnose tooth decay and cavities in the earliest stage of development. This cavity detection system produces images that closely resemble traditional X-rays, with decayed portions of the tooth appearing as distinct dark areas. This distinct advantage sets CariVu apart from fluorescent imaging technologies, eliminating the need for time-consuming tooth preparation, device calibration or the interpretation of complex color codes and numeric indicators.

One of the standout features of the CariVu system is its exceptional detection accuracy. This device has a 99% accuracy rate in detecting interproximal dentin caries. This level of precision equips our dentist and team with the diagnostic support needed to identify and treat a wide range of issues before they can cause significant damage to your teeth and smile.

Furthermore, CariVu offers an intuitive and easily interpretable image format that seamlessly integrates with a patient’s existing dental records, enhancing documentation and educational opportunities. Patients benefit from a clearer understanding of their dental health and treatment options, making the decision-making process more informed and collaborative.

CariVu technology is quick and comfortable to use, working to detect tooth decay through the use of a near-infrared light and a patented light source and electronic system. The flexible, comfortable tips of the scanner are minimally invasive to ensure your comfort, and captured images are transmitted directly to our office software to give a nearly instantaneous view of your teeth and mouth.

To find out more about DEXIS CariVu cavity detection in Temple, Texas, and schedule an appointment with our dentist, call Care Dental Spa today at 254-773-0055!