During your appointment, our holistic dentists use CariVu transillumination to detect cavities, cracked teeth, and other issues that compromise oral health.
Like the name suggests, transillumination works by lighting up your tooth so we're able to see damage not visible to the naked eye. Transillumination is noninvasive and doesn't expose you to radiation.
We will still take dental x-rays from time to time. Continue reading to learn more!
Lake Leelanau X-Ray Free Dentistry
For example, we need to do a panoramic x-ray every 2 to 5 years to check for bone abnormalities, impacted teeth, cysts, and other oral health issues. Dental x-rays help us understand what is happening beneath the surface so you can avoid problems in the future.
Transillumination is great if you:
- Want to limit radiation exposure
- Can't open your mouth very wide
- Can't tolerate x-ray film or holders in your mouth
- Have special needs
- Have a hard time staying still for x-rays
Since we provide holistic dental care, we are committed to helping patients avoid unnecessary radiation. Early cavity detection is just one of the many ways our biological dentists look out for you and your family.
Our holistic dentists are dedicated to finding new technology to improve your experience as a patient. To schedule your appointment with one of our Lake Leelanau dentists, call (231) 256-9142.