Having a cavity repaired is easier than it has ever been. But why not avoid it if you can? Our office features DEXIS CariVu™ cavity detection in Redwood City, California, to locate and address tooth decay before it becomes a serious problem. To schedule a dental visit with our dentists, Dr. Donald Hermansen and Dr. Derrell Washington, and our team, call us at 650-716-2500 today!

The CariVu™ cavity detection system is a state-of-the-art technology used to diagnose tooth decay before it can develop enough to cause serious damage to your teeth and smile. Using this laser-based cavity detection system, our dentists can diagnose and treat cavities in the earliest stages of development, often before they become visible to the eye.

CariVu technology is quick and comfortable to use. It detects tooth decay by using:

  • Near-infrared light that causes natural tooth structure to take on a transparent appearance and decayed tooth structure to appear darkened, similar to what you would see on a standard dental X-ray.
  • A patented light source and electronic system. This system is housed in a lightweight handpiece that is easily maneuverable.
  • Images that are transmitted directly to our office software to give a near-instantaneous image.
  • Flexible, comfortable tips that are minimally invasive, comfortable and easy for our team to sanitize and disinfect afterwards.

The high-quality images captured by the CariVu system can be displayed side-by-side with regular X-rays and other images of your teeth and supporting oral structures to give a more comprehensive view of your mouth and oral health. Additionally, this cavity detection system does not expose you to radiation and is a very safe option for children, pregnant women and patients who are averse to X-rays.

For more information about CariVu cavity detection and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, please contact our office today.