Here at the office of Jeff Tufarolo, DDS, PS, we strive to provide our patients with the best dentistry technology possible, which is why we are excited to announce that we utilize the DEXIS CariVu™. The CariVu™ is a compact, handheld laser light that is able to detect early signs of dental caries.
This innovative device works by hugging the tooth and enshrouding it in a safe, near-infrared light. Its transillumination technology makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light. This unique form of detection allows the dentist to see the actual structure of any carious lesions with incredibly high accuracy. As a result, the dentist can more quickly and accurately identify questionable areas and decide on the best course of preventive care.
As an intuitive, easy-to-use diagnostic tool, the CariVu™ is an excellent resource for our doctor and staff. While it is not as thorough as an X-ray, it allows our Dr. Jeff Tufarolo and his team to identify Occlusal and Interproximal decay along with cracks in the tooth using a near infrared light with no radiation, making it a great possible alternative to bitewing X-rays. Please feel free to contact our office at 425-405-6400 to learn more about the DEXIS CariVu™ in Everett, Washington, or to schedule an appointment with the dentist.