Microscopic Dentistry and DEXIS CariVuDoctorGary2016-10-18T04:39:57+00:00
A Commitment to Precision
Dr. Gary Grablin believes that, in order to do well what you see, you must see well what you do. Dr. Grablin practices microscopic dentistry, which enables him to precisely and accurately diagnose dental disease that cannot be noticed by the naked eye, including early tooth fractures, decay and isolated periodontal inflammation. The dental microscope also enhances the quality of his work as he performs aesthetic dental treatments.
Using the dental microscope, Dr. Grablin works with a magnification of 12 – 19 times. The dental microscope is especially helpful for delicate dentistry procedures, including porcelain veneers, bridgework and crowns. Tooth defects are also more visible under the microscope.
Discovering early stage decay
Dr. Grablin takes advantage of cutting edge DEXIS CariVu™ technology, which helps him detect early tooth decay and cracks. DEXIS CariVu™ does not use radiation for imaging. If tooth decay or a small crack is suspected, the DEXIS CariVu™ can be used to bathe a tooth in safe, near-infrared light. Tooth enamel appears transparent, while porous lesions trap and absorb the light. This allows Dr. Grablin to see through the tooth, exposing its structure as well as any decay with very high accuracy.