A New Weapon to Fight Caries
The battle is on to overcome the alarming incidence of dental caries in the UK, particularly among children. There was an almost 10 per cent rise in the number of tooth extractions among UK children from 2010 – 2014; it is the number one cause of hospital admittance for minors in the nation.[i]
Dental professionals seeking preventive approaches to stop caries in their tracks can look to the CALCIVIS® imaging system. It uses a unique bioluminescent photoprotein that reacts specifically with the free calcium ions found in actively demineralising lesions. The innovative system allows practitioners to visually assess and discuss specific areas of demineralisation with patients in easily understood terms.
Scheduled to be launched shortly, the CALCIVIS imaging system reveals chair-side digital visualisation of active demineralisation, with dental professionals benefiting from a real-time objective and evidence-based record of the state of their patients’ enamel. They can then implement a preventive treatment plan for each patient in the bid to reverse the loss of enamel, or conduct minimally invasive operative treatments.
Technology may be the answer in finally winning the war against caries – and improving the quality of life for people around the world.
For more information visit www.CALCIVIS.com or call 0131 658 5152
[i] Rise in tooth decay among UK children: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35672775