Dr. Jorge Bastidas can find and treat cavities with high accuracy because we use the DEXIS CariVu™ cavity detection system at Comfort Dental Care. This tool uses safe, near-infrared light to illuminate the structure of a tooth and show the presence of cavities, taking a closer look at teeth than traditional X-rays do. Contact our dentist if you are interested in benefitting from the CariVu cavity detection system in Paterson, New Jersey.
When you eat food, the plaque bacteria that collect on your teeth processes the sugars in foods to produce acids. These acids eat away at the enamel tissue surrounding and protecting your teeth. Over time, cavities (also known as tooth decay or caries) can damage tooth structure, alter the appearance of your smile, and put your dental health at risk. We check for the formation of cavities with our X-rays, but also use the CariVu cavity detection system.
CariVu produces images similar to X-rays and it is a good choice for taking a second look at your smile if your dentist detects suspicious areas from radiographs. This tool uses transillumination technology, hugging the tooth and scanning it with near-infrared light. Our dental team is able to see through your tooth structure with this equipment because it makes the enamel appear transparent while decay and fractures appear dark.
Call our dental team at 973-742-2610 if you are interested in learning more about the CariVu cavity detection system.