Advancement in technology has improved the way doctors practice.
The driving force behind technological advances is a desire to provide you with leading edge endodontic treatment that can be performed in a more efficient, effective, comfortable manner.
Cone-Beam Computerized Technology
Cone-Beam Computerized Technology (CBCT) scanning is painless, noninvasive and accurate. A CBCT scan creates a virtual 3D replica of a tooth or an area of the mouth, which provides cross section views of teeth not possible using conventional two dimensional x-rays, improves diagnostic speed and accuracy, and helps us find the most predictable solutions.
3D imagery is an integration of medical CT scan technology with dental panoramic imaging. In cone beam 3D imaging, the machine is sending the X-rays in a divergent cone-shape, and produces a wide variety of views and angles that can be manipulated to provide a more complete evaluation.
The added clarity and dimension of the 3D imagery significantly enhances our ability to see in undistorted detail the positioning and spatial relations of the teeth, jaw bone and vital structures such as sinuses and large nerve bundles. In addition to helping prevent tooth loss by identifying treatable endodontic conditions, the new technology helps patients avoid costly exploratory procedures and unpredictable treatments.
Digital radiography is a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray film, producing enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital dental X-ray system is more sensitive than conventional dental film systems, and reduces patient radiation exposure by up to 90 percent compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental X-rays.
The use of a microscope allows dentists to easily navigate through even the most complex anatomy. Using endodontic microscopes provides significant visualization benefits at all stages of endodontic treatment, from diagnosis and exposure of the access cavity to preparation, and from three-dimensional obturation to postendodontic management.
In endodontics, accurate treatment is not only dependent on the technical skills and knowledge of the dentist, but also on clear, detailed visualization of the surgical field. The high magnification, large depth of field, and bright illumination provided by a dental microscope has become indispensable for both diagnosis and therapy.
Electronic apex locator
An electronic apex locator is an electronic device used in endodontics to determine the position of the apical constriction and thus determine the length of the root canal space. Electronic apex locators provide more accurate, precise and predictable working lengths.